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.

If you would like to give generally to the Scholarships and Financial Aid, please click here.

Moira Grace Crawford Scholar-Bursary in Music

Eligible subjectsMusic
Other eligibility criteriaEntering first year

Established in 2016 by Claire (’89) and Kirk VanBlarcom (’85) in loving memory of Claire’s mother, Moira Grace Crawford (1942-2016), this award is granted to an entering student in the School of Music in recognition of both academic excellence and financial need.


A graduate of Mount Royal College and Acadia University (1982), Moira was born in Roslyn, Scotland. She taught piano, organ and voice for over 40 years and was assistant organist at Acadia’s Manning Memorial Chapel. The founder of the Lighthouse Community Choir, Moira was also organist at St. Andrew’s United Church in Wolfville.

Claire VanBlarcom, CFP, FMA, RRC, CIM earned her BA in Sociology at Acadia in 1989. Kirk VanBlarcom, CPA, CA, CFP earned his BCS degree at Acadia in 1985 and, in 1991 earned his Chartered Accountant designation. They enjoy living and serving their clients in Aurora, Ontario.

Value: $1,500


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