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.

If you would like to give generally to the Scholarships and Financial Aid, please click here.

Laura Taylor Bursary

Up to$1,000

Established in 2018 by Laura Taylor ('61), this bursary is granted to a full-time student preferably from Cape Breton or outside of Canada, in recognition of financial need.

Laura Taylor grew up in Cape Breton and worked in the US prior to attending Acadia. Following graduation in 1961, she worked at Children's Aid Society in Kentville and travelled Europe before settling in western Canada and earning two more degrees. She had a full career in social work with the City of Calgary and is a world traveler and an artist, volunteering in Brazil, Poland and Latvia for three years after retirement. Value: $1,000.


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Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001