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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Buckley Family Award

Eligible subjectsEnvironmental Science

Established in 2018 by Ron Buckley ('57), the Buckley Family Award is available to full-time science students in second year who are majoring in Earth and Environmental Science, formerly known as the Department of Geology. The recipients exhibit leadership skills and a promising future in the earth and environmental science industry.

Ron Buckley graduated from Acadia in 1957 with a BSc in Geology and continued his academic career at McGill University where he earned a MSc in 1959. He taught Geology courses at Acadia in the mid-90s. Ron's brother, Dale, graduated with the same degree at Acadia in 1959 and continued his studies at the University of Western Ontario where he received a MSc in 1963. He continued his academic career, working toward a PhD at the University of Alaska. Ron's granddaughter, Lauren Buckley, graduated from Acadia in 2018 with a BKin.


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