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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Geoffery Coulson Memorial Bursary

Up to$3,000
Other eligibility criteriaNova Scotia

Established in 2017 by Rick Coulson (’08) in memory of his brother, this bursary is awarded to a student who is a Nova Scotia resident demonstrating financial need and whose parent serves in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Rick Coulson graduated from Acadia with a BBA in 2008 and is currently President at Coulson Contracting in Ontario. To honour his brother’s memory, Rick established this bursary for Geoffery, who was a kind, reliable and loyal husband, father, brother and friend.


Office of Advancement
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Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
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