Acadia receives $1M gift to bolster student awards, bursaries


Acadia University has received a $1M gift from alum Janice MacNeil to help students overcome financial barriers to attending university. This funding will raise the total endowment for the MacNeill Scholar-Bursaries to $4M. The bursaries are valued at $8K each and awarded to as many as 20 Canadian or American students entering full-time study at Acadia per year. The award is renewable for up to four years or until graduation. “We’re fortunate to have alumni like Janice who care deeply about Acadia and its students,” said Acadia VP, Advancement Nancy Handrigan. “The most influential gift we can give society is educating the next generation, and there’s no impact more profound than empowering students to achieve their potential.”