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 and Maxine Corey Scholarship


Established through the estate gift of Robert Corey in memory of his parents, the Rev. E. Gideon and Maxine Corey Scholarships are awarded in recognition of academic excellence to students in any academic program.

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.


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Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
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