Acadia University Scholarships

Acadia University located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada with several postgraduate programs at the masters level and one at the doctoral level.

Faculty of Arts

The programs and courses offered by Acadia’s Faculty of Arts prepare you to be engaged and responsible citizens in an increasingly complex world.

  • Canadian Studies
  • Comparative Religion
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • History and Classics
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Faculty of Professional Studies

The Faculty of Professional Studies at Acadia is committed to educational excellence and provides professional preparation through experiential learning, community engagement, and innovative teaching and scholarship.

  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Music

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

Acadia’s Faculty of Pure and Applied Science offers broad-ranging research programs that are tightly integrated with academic offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Faculty of Theology

Acadia Divinity College’s Faculty of Theology emphasizes the formation of the whole person as well as providing the biblical, theological, historical, and practical foundation of the Christian faith and ministry.

Graduate Program

Faculty of Pure & Applied Science
Applied Geomatics (MSc)  
Biology (MSc)
Chemistry (MSc)
Computer Science (MSc)
Environmental Science (MSc)
Geology (MSc)
Mathematics and Statistics (MSc)
Psychology (MSc)
 
Faculty of Professional Studies
Community Development (MCD)
Education (MEd)
Educational Studies (PhD)

Faculty of Theology  
Divinity (MDiv)
Ministry (DMIN)
Theology (MA) - 1 year
Theology (MA) - 2 year 

Faculty of Arts  
English (MA)
Political Science (MA)
Social and Political Thought (MA)
Sociology (MA)     


Scholarship

Acadia University Scholarships recognizes and rewards achievement and potential, and we make it easy to apply! When you apply to an Acadia undergraduate program, you will automatically be considered for an entrance scholarship.

How to Apply 

  1. Apply for admission and provide all the required admission documentation.
  2. If you’re accepted to Acadia, we’ll send you a letter of offer and let you know if you’re eligible for scholarships.
  3. Complete the scholarship application by March 1st.
  4. We’ll use your application to determine which scholarships you can receive.
  5. Please note that Local and Specialized Scholarships require separate application forms.

Acadia University Scholarship Requirements

  • You are a high school, secondary level student or transfer student. You have an average of at least 80% in the courses required for admission. We calculate your scholarship average by combining the results of your final Grade 11 and first semester Grade 12 courses that are required for admission. Your international curriculum grades will be scaled to Canadian standards.
  • You are a transfer student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or 80% and you must be in your first undergraduate degree program.
  • You complete the scholarship application online through the Status Portal.
  • Acadia University Scholarships offers a number scholar-bursaries, which are based on academic standing and demonstrated unmet financial need. Some of our scholar-bursaries, such as the Spicer-Hennessey Scholar-Bursary (valued at more than $40,000) are renewable for up to four years. 
  • Complete the application form in the Status Portal. The application deadline is March 1st.

Acadia University Requirements

You have an average of at least 80% in the courses required for admission. (We calculate your scholarship average by combining the results of your grade 11 and mid-year grade 12 courses that are required for admission.)

You are a transfer student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.67 or 80% average.

You can demonstrate financial need. Applying for a student loan is the easiest way to show need.

Entrance Scholar-Bursaries requiring a separate application

The Harrison McCain Scholar-Bursary
($16,000 over 4 years)

The Harrison McCain Scholar-Bursaries are available annually to students from a high school in Canada who are entering university. Each award has a program value of $16,000 payable over a four-year course of study in the amount of $4,000 per year.

Criteria for the awards include a minimum 80% average in senior year of high school, financial need (must qualify for student loan), leadership qualities, and a recognized initiative in funding your own education. The number of scholar-bursaries may vary from year to year. To have the scholarship renewed, students must meet the criteria listed here in “Maintaining a Renewable Scholarship”.

Value: $4,000/year
Deadline: March 1

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