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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Edward and Elma Lank Scholarship

Up to$2,000
Eligible facultiesPure and Applied Science
Eligible subjectsEngineering, Nutrition

Established in 2018, the scholarship is awarded to a fulltime returning science student from Nova Scotia, preferably majoring in nutrition or engineering, in recognition of excellence in academics and extra curricular activities. Elma Layton ('47) from Truro and Edward Lank ('46) from Kingston NS lived in Arvida where Edward worked for Alcan. After the family had grown, Elma returned to education until she and Edward moved to Montreal. They also lived in Jamaica and Ireland before retiring to Kingston, ON. Two of their three children, Charlotte ('70) and Ben ('74) are also Acadia graduates and Charlotte is proudly the first second-generation Acadia home economics alumna. The Lank family are passionate about helping young people secure an education.


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
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1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)

Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001