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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Kimberly Meechan Bursary

Up to$1,000
Other eligibility criteriaNew Brunswick

Established in 2018 by Kim Meechan ('80, '81, '84), this bursary is awarded to a student from Moncton, New Brunswick, Preferably having attended Harrison Trimble High School, in recognition of financial need.


Kim Meechan grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick and completed an honours BA and MSc in Psychology at Acadia in the early 80s. She went on to work s a Psychologist in Saskatchewan and then spent 25 years in Ottawa in the health and social service field. She returned to Nova Scotia to finish her career full circle, counselling students at Dalhousie University. She says, "Back in 1977 my high school awarded me $500 to further my education. That $500 may not seem like a lot now but it was significant to me back then, having grown up with a single mother raising three of us on her own. I would love to pay it forward with this bursary."


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