Scholarships & Financial Assistance

With education costs on the rise, enhancing student assistance is a top priority for Acadia. Each year, we award more than $4 million to students in the form of scholarships, scholar-bursaries, bursaries, awards, and prizes. By maintaining a strong scholarship and financial assistance program, we are able to attract, retain and support our students.

As a donor to scholarships and financial assistance, you can direct your gift toward: general award funds or awards for specific departments, faculties, research, or athletic teams; any existing named awards; or you can create a personal legacy by establishing a named award yourself. By supporting scholarships and financial assistance, you can help to ensure access to all of the rewards of an Acadia education.

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Ron E. and Barbara A. Nickerson Scholar-Bursary

Other eligibility criteriaNova Scotia

The Ron E. and Barbara A. Nickerson Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student. The award is made on the basis of financial need and academic performance, with preference given to a student from Queens County or Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia respectively. In the event that there are no eligible candidates, the award will be made to any worthy student from Nova Scotia. This endowed scholar-bursary was established in 2005 by Barbara A. Nickerson, in memory of her husband Ron (BA'49).


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