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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J. Sherman Bleakney Memorial Scholarship in Biology

Up to$1,000
Eligible facultiesPure and Applied Science
Eligible subjectsBiology

Established in 2020 by friends, colleagues, and former students in honour of Dr. Sherman Bleakney (1928-2019), a two-time Acadia graduate and professor of zoology at Acadia from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. Awards are made at the discretion of the Head of Biology to students pursuing honours research in Biology, with a preference for studies in zoology or marine ecology. Value: up to $1,000


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