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.

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Dr. J. Murray Beardsley Research Scholarships in Biology

OccasionLetters of application are to be submitted to the Head of the Department of Biology, Summer
Up to$2,500
DeadlineApril 15, 2013
Eligible facultiesPure and Applied Science
Eligible subjectsBiology
Other eligibility criteriaCurrent 3rd year

Two scholarships provided by the Grace Beardsley Trust Fund, are awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Biology to students in the Honours in Biology program. The scholarships are awarded at the end of the third year and are intended to enable the recipients to participate in a summer research program that will form the basis of their Honours theses. If in any year either scholarship is not awarded to an Honours student, it may be awarded to a student enrolled in the Masters program in Biology. Letters of application are to be submitted to the Head of the Department of Biology by March 15 of each year.


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