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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Helen and Douglas Buckler Scholar-Bursary

Up to$1,000

Established in 2018 by Grant Buckler ('79), this scholar-bursary is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in recognition of academic excellence and financial need. Douglas Buckler earned his MA at Acadia in 1950 and taught in Sheffield Mills, Digby and Cornwallis and was principal of the Clark Rutherford Memorial School on the Cornwallis base. He finished his teaching career as vice-principal and finally principal of New Germany Rural High School. Helen taught in Shawinigan (Quebec), Middle Stewiacke, Digby, Cornwallis and New Germany, where she taught both match and English at the senior high level.


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