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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Cathy Patton-Chisholm Memorial Bursary

Other eligibility criteriaEntering final Year

The Cathy Patton-Chisholm Memorial Bursary Award was established in 2019 by the Chisholm family. The recipient shall be a student in their graduating year of any program. The student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Cathy Patton-Chisholm was a mature student who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002. She was very proud of her accomplishment, and firmly believed that everyone should have an education in order to build a solid foundation for their future. She greatly appreciated the help that Acadia gave her children during their time at Acadia, and because of her kind and helpful nature, wanted to make sure other students were taken care of in the same way.


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