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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Wilma H. Clark Award

Eligible facultiesArts
Eligible subjectsMusic Therapy
Other eligibility criteriaCurrent 3rd year, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

The Wilma H. Clark Award(s) will be granted to Bachelor of Music Therapy students in their third year of study who are entering field placements (or practicums).

Recipients will be recommended to the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office by the Director of the School of Music and the Head of the Music Therapy program, who will 1) assess an application, 2) a 500-word essay outlining why the applicant is drawn to the profession, 3) a summary of extra curricular activities and community contributions, and 4) the applicant’s academic record (GPA). Assessors will consider demonstrated musical ability, strong clinical skills, and entrepreneurial and leadership attributes.

It is preferred that the Award supports students from the Maritimes who intend to pursue fieldwork opportunities in the Maritime provinces. If this preference cannot be met, the Director of the School of Music and the Head of the Music Therapy program will identify other suitable applicants for recommendation to the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office.


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