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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Walker Wood Scholar-Bursaries

Up to$4,000
Other eligibility criteriaEntering first year, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Nine scholar-bursaries will be awarded on a renewable basis to entering students who are Canadian citizens from the Maritime Provinces who have shown financial need. Three students will be chosen from each of the Faculties of Arts, Pure and Applied Science, and Professional Studies. Special consideration will be given to those candidates who demonstrate leadership qualities and participation in extracurricular and community-based activities.

Value: The award is valued at $4,000 annually for a maximum of four years.

The award has been established by the Walker Wood Foundation, which is dedicated to the funding of post-secondary education at all levels to students who have high academic standing, demonstrated leadership or similar qualities, and who might otherwise have found it difficult to afford further education.


Office of Advancement
Rm 225 University Hall
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
General Inquiries: 902.585.1459
To make a donation: 902.585.1459
Toll Free in North America:
1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)

Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001