While president at Acadia University from 2009 through 2017, Raymond E. Ivany made it a priority to be personally engaged, particularly with students. Many came to regard him as a mentor and friend simply known as “Ray.”
This Award was established by alumni and friends to mark Ray’s retirement and to show their appreciation for his extraordinary contribution to the Acadia community.
The Raymond E. Ivany Scholar-Bursary is to be awarded to an entering domestic or international student in any full-time program on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and future potential to exemplify the Acadia spirit. In particular, the successful applicant will be hardworking, focused, socially engaged, committed to excellence, determined to gain every possible benefit from an Acadia education and to use that education to make a difference in the world. Selection will be made by a special panel on the basis of an essay and/or interview.