The following funding is available to current Acadia History and Classics students. These awards, bursaries, and scholarships are awarded automatically; no applications are necessary. For more information, see Scholarships and Financial Aid.
B. Marion Power Canadian History Prize
The B. Marion Power Canadian History Prize of $35 annually, endowed by Miss B. Marion Power (Acadia, '37), is awarded to the student majoring in history who obtains the highest standing in Canadian History.
Cecil H. and Elizabeth C. Kennedy Memorial Scholarships
The Cecil H. and Elizabeth C. Kennedy Memorial Scholarships. Several scholarships to a total value of $10,425 are awarded annually to students entering their second or subsequent year in the Bachelor of Arts program who in the previous year have attained a high overall average and firstclass standing in either Greek or Latin. In years when there is an insufficient number of candidates who meet all criteria for the award, the scholarships may be awarded to other meritorious students in the Faculty of Arts on the recommendation of the Dean.
Charles Roderick Brophy Award in History
The Charles Roderick Brophy Award in History. Established in 2013 by Rod and Lynda Morrison in memory of Lynda's father. To be awarded to a student majoring in History who combines outstanding academic achievement with demonstrated commitment to volunteer service and/or the enrichment of campus life.
Classics Society Award
The Classics Society Award is awarded annually to a returning student majoring in Classics or Latin, who achieves academic excellence in the subject and who best promotes the study and appreciation of the ancient world. The award was established by the Classics Society of 2003/2004.
Clifford Wilson Scholarship
The Clifford Wilson Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Faculty of Arts majoring in History and/or English. This endowed scholarship was established in 2006 with an estate gift from Mr. Clifford Wilson (BA, BED Acadia 1965, 1966).
Constance Hayward Scholarships in History
The Constance Hayward Scholarships in History are awarded annually to students studying toward honours degrees in history. For students entering the final year of a program, funds may be accessed for the spring or summer and ensuing academic year. The scholarships are provided from the estate of Miss Constance Hayward (B.A., Acadia '27). Miss Hayward was a member of Acadia's Board of Governors from 1969-1982. The scholarships were previously available to students enrolled in graduate programs in history.
Daniel S. Bezanson Scholarship
The Daniel S. Bezanson Scholarship was endowed by Miss Anne Bezanson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in memory of her brother, the late Mr. Daniel S. Bezanson, is to be awarded annually to a student entering the fourth year with a major in economics, sociology, history or political science. Selection is made by the Scholarship Committee from recommendations received from the departments concerned and is based on scholarship and need.
Dr. A. H. MacLean Prize in History
The Dr. A. H. MacLean Prize in History is annually awarded on nomination by the Head of the History Department to the graduating honours student who has submitted the best Honours thesis. The prize honours the memory of Dr. A. Harry MacLean who was Head of the History Department from 1960 to 1980 and Dean of Arts from 1966 to 1975.
Dr. Esther Isabel Clark Wright Scholarships
The Dr. Esther Isabel Clark Wright Scholarships were provided for in the Estate of Dr. Wright in 1990. They are awarded annually to superior in course students in the Faculty of Arts with a preference given to students majoring in History on recommendation of the Dean of Arts. Dr. Wright (B.A. Acadia, 1916; Ph.D., Radcliffe Harvard, '31) was the noted author of many works, articles and essays. She taught Sociology at Acadia from 1943 to 1947. Acadia awarded her an honourary degree in 1975. In 1988 the lounge in Chase Court was named in her honour and the Esther Clark Wright Archives were opened.
E. Blanche Thomas History Prize
The E. Blanche Thomas History Prize. An endowed prize of $80 bequeathed by Miss E. Blanche Thomas (Acadia, 1914) is awarded annually on nomination of the Department of History to the honours student in history with the highest overall academic record.
Elinor Kyte-Senior Memorial Scholarship in History
The Elinor Kyte-Senior Memorial Scholarship in History. Established in 1989 by her family and friends, in memory of Elinor KyteSenior (1926 - 1989), a member of the Acadia Faculty 1986 - 87 and 1988 - 89. The scholarship is awarded to a student entering the second or subsequent year of a program leading to a major or honours degree in History. Preference shall be given to a student who has demonstrated a special interest and ability in Military History.
Harold Campbell Vaughan Memorial Scholarship in History
The Harold Campbell Vaughan Memorial Scholarship in History was established by the late Dr. and Mrs. Harold Stearns Vaughan of New York in memory of their son, Harold Campbell Vaughan. The annual scholarship of $560 is for the encouragement of historical studies at Acadia University. It is to be awarded on the recommendation of the Department of History to a student who has made a distinguished record in the History courses of the undergraduate curriculum and who is entering any one of the following programs of work in regular session at Acadia University: (a) the fourth undergraduate year of Honours History, and (b) the fourth year of a pass course with a major in history. The scholarship is credited on the student's fees at Acadia.
James L. Stokesbury Memorial Scholarship in History
The James L. Stokesbury Memorial Scholarship in History provided by the family and friends of the late Dr. Stokesbury, is awarded annually to a student entering the second or subsequent year of a program leading to a major or honours degree in History, preferably with an interest in European history. Academic performance and need will be the criteria for the awarding of the scholarship. Preference will be given to students who do not already hold major university scholarships.
Dr. James L. Stokesbury (1934 -1995) (BA Acadia, MA Western, PhD Duke) was a longtime member of the Department of History at Acadia University, serving as Head of the Department from 1980-1986. He was an outstanding teacher, and an author of international repute.
Margaret L. Ford Scholarships
The Margaret L. Ford Scholarships in English (4), History (4), Political Science (4), French (4) and German (4) were endowed by the late Ms. Ford (B.A. Acadia, 1922; M.A. Toronto, 1930) who was born in Wolfville and was a distinguished teacher in schools in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Ontario. They are awarded annually to the top students in years one, two, three and four in English, history, political science, French and German.
Neil Fisher Entrance Award
The Neil Fisher Entrance Award is awarded annually to a student entering Acadia University, planning to major in English or History, and who has been involved with extracurricular activities. Preference will be given to a student from Colchester County or Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The endowed award was established in 2007 by The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation, in consultation with the Fisher Family, to honour Mr. Neil Fisher (BA Acadia 1954; BED Acadia 1955) who taught John Bragg at Oxford High School. Neil was a proud Acadia Axeman Basketball Player.
Ronald Stewart Longley History Scholarship
The Ronald Stewart Longley History Scholarship. An endowed scholarship was established by alumni, former students and friends of Dr. Ronald Stewart Longley, Professor of History at Acadia University, 1929 - 1964. This scholarship is awarded annually at the end of the first year to a student of distinction who is proceeding to Honours in History, or, at the discretion of the History Department, to an outstanding honours student of any undergraduate year.
Thomas Dadson Memorial Scholarship
The Thomas Dadson Memorial Scholarship. An annual award of $200 in memory of Dr. Thomas Dadson, Mark Curry Professor of History at Acadia University, 1929 - 1950, endowed by an old friend, is awarded at the end of the second year to a student of distinction proceeding to a major in history or political science.
W. Gordon Ross Memorial Scholarship in History
The W. Gordon Ross Memorial Scholarship in History. This scholarship was endowed in 1989 by Mr. Stanley Ross of Saint John, New Brunswick, in memory of his brother, the Reverend Walter Gordon Ross (B.Th Acadia 1929, MA Acadia 1932). The award shall be made to an outstanding student entering the second or subsequent year of study leading to a BA degree with a major or honours in History. Preference shall be given to students working in the field of Canadian History. It is the donor's wish that the same student, if continuing to be worthy, should receive the scholarship in successive years to graduation. The award will be made by the appropriate committee on the recommendation of the Department of History.
William G. Fletcher Memorial Award in Classics
The William G. Fletcher Memorial Award in Classics is presented each year to a classics student who achieves excellence in the subject and who best demonstrates its application to the modern world. The award is provided in memory of Dr. Fletcher, Head of the Classics Department, 1967-1977.