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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Sutherland Leadership Award

Eligible facultiesPure and Applied Science
Eligible subjectsNutrition

Sutherland Leadership Award in Nutrition. Awarded annually to a student from the School of the Nutrition and Dietetics, the Sutherland Leadership Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the Nutrition and Dietetics Society (NADS). The worthy recipient will have demonstrated strong leadership qualities, teamwork, and collaborative learning in their efforts promoting and advocating on behalf of NADS.

Established in 2019, the award was made possible through the generosity of Susan (Mark) Sutherland (’70), a proud graduate from Acadia’s School of Home Economics. After Acadia, Susan pursued a dream career in dietetics, culminating in working for a not-for-profit organization to market and promote the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables to all Canadians. It is her hope this award will inspire future Acadia students to develop into well-rounded, competent, and inspirational food and nutrition leaders. The award is established in loving memory of her late husband, Pierce Sutherland (’69), a proud graduate of Acadia’s School of Commerce.


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