Scholarships and 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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Sandra Irving Acadia University/Victoria College Student Exchange

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This student exchange has been sponsored through the generosity of Arthur and Sandra Irving of St. John, New Brunswick. This program supports a limited number of exceptional undergraduate students (who will be in their third year during the year of the exchange) from both institutions who wish to pursue the studies at the partner institution for up to oneacademic year. While technically open to all undergraduate students, the focus of the exchange is to provide opportunities to students pursuing programs that have unique strengths at both universities. Acadia students who are approved by the process outlined below are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in financial support from a fund established by the Irving family that is intended to defray some of the cost differentials associated with participating in the program.

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