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.

International Student Support Fund


Established though a gift of stock from an anonymous donor, the International Student Support Fund will provide financial resources for the recruitment and retention of international students. Revenue generated by this fund will be used by the University to recruit students from countries outside of Canada and/or will provide financial support to current students studying at Acadia who demonstrate financial need due to circumstances beyond their control. The University may use the proceeds of the Fund as a recruitment incentive or enabling device to attract a student (or students) from a foreign country to come to Acadia to study, in any discipline, who would be unable to gather the necessary financial resources otherwise. Current students (in any discipline) who have lost financial and/or personal support through circumstances such as, but not limited to natural disaster or armed conflict in their home countries, a family death, or the application of punitive cultural practices that makes their continued study at Acadia challenging will qualify for support. It must be generally agreed that failing to provide relief funding will prevent a deserving student from entering or continuing his/her studies at Acadia. The Fund will provide financial relief for expenses such as, but not limited to: tuition, academic fees, books, the provision of living expenses (i.e. housing, food, clothing), life essentials such as medicine or medical treatment, and /or travel home to attend to urgent family business (i.e. a family funeral or other necessities). Entering and/or returning students are eligible to receive financial support from this Fund.


Office of Advancement
Rm 225 University Hall
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
General Inquiries: 902.585.1459
To make a donation: 902.585.1459
Toll Free in North America:
1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)

Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001