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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Rev. E. Gideon Corey Scholarship

Other eligibility criteriaNew Brunswick

Established through the estate gift of Maxine Corey in memory of her husband, the Rev. E. Gideon Corey Scholarships are awarded in recognition of academic excellence to students preferably from New Brunswick.

Rev. Ellis Gideon Corey, born in New Canaan, New Brunswick, was a graduate of Horton Academy and Acadia University with a BA Theology (’38) and a BDiv (’40). After a medical discharge from the RCAF during WWII he worked with the YMCA Auxiliary War Services in Halifax, NS. In 1942 Rev. Corey married Maxine Westcott (BSc Home Economics ’36). His full-time pastorates included Tracy Mills, NB; Hantsport-Falmouth, NS; St. George, NB; Edith Ave. Baptist, Saint John, NB; Chipman, NB and Paradise-Clarence, NS. Following retirement he did interim pastoral work and was pastor emeritus of Lawrencetown United Baptist Church, NS. He served on the Board of Governors of Acadia University, the board of trustees of Acadia Divinity College and represented the NB District of the Canadian Bible Society. Rev. Corey died in 1994.

Maxine (Westcott) Corey was born in Freeport NS and graduated from Acadia in 1936 with a BSc in Home Economics. She served as a dietitian at the Toronto General Hospital and was superintendent of the Wartime Housing Commissary in Halifax. Raising a family, Maxine also taught at the Middleton Regional High School in Annapolis County and she was a leader in organizations such as the United Baptist Women’s Missionary Union, New Horizons, the Women's Institute, the Red Cross, Meals-on-Wheels, VON, CNIB, and the Canadian Cancer Society. Maxine died in 2011 at the age of 96 after a long, healthy and fulfilling life. The Coreys’ two sons were graduates of Acadia: James ( BSc ’70) and Robert ( BSc ’76, BA ’93).


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