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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Harold and Elizabeth Wilson Scholarship

Eligible facultiesArts, Divinity, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science
Other eligibility criteriaCurrent 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Harold and Elizabeth Wilson Scholarship is awarded annually to a returning student achieving top marks at the end of their second, third, or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Professional Studies, the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, or the Faculty of Theology. Preference will be given to students who exhibit leadership in the Acadia community through participation and passion for extra-curricular activities on campus while maintaining high academic achievement. The Scholarship was established by Harolyn (Wilson) and Frank Panetta in 2019 in honour of Harolyn’s beloved parents. Harolyn is a proud Acadia alumna from the Class of 1949 who graduated with her BA (English) and her Diploma in Secretarial Science (DSS).


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