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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Linda J. Johnston Award in Theatre Performance

Up to$1,000
Eligible subjectsTheatre

Established in 2017, the Linda J. Johnston Award in Theatre Performance is granted to a returning student majoring in Theatre who exhibits passion for theatre and intends to continue with studies or a career in performance, directing, or teaching theatre.

Linda Johnston grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She came home to Acadia where she earned a BSc degree in Recreation Management and Psychology in 1980, but spent most of her time and energy in Denton Hall, and U Hall as a performer and director. Her career has been predominately in the healthcare sector as a therapist at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, and Executive Director of both the Abilities Foundation of NS and the Atlantic Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Atlantic Canada. Linda concluded her career as Development Officer for Dalhousie University. She is involved in local theatre and her church, but as the Life President of the Class of 1980, she has never forgotten to “stand up and cheer” for Acadia. This award is a 60th birthday gift from Linda’s husband, Bill Brydon.


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