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Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes, and Awards

This list of bursaries, scholarships, prizes, and awards recognizes the valuable contribution friends and supporters have made to theological education at Acadia Divinity College over many years. It also recognizes the importance of the financial assistance required by those who are studying to serve as leaders in the Christian Church.

These trusts are managed by the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College, and distributed in keeping with the wishes of donors. A committee appointed by the administration reviews applications for assistance and applies the criteria of each trust to the acceptable student to permit the appropriate financial assistance. This list is provided for information purposes as an application for financial assistance is sufficient to be considered for a scholarship or a bursary.

Entrance Scholarships
Florence and George Simpson Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Income from a trust fund given by Gerald K. Simpson of Fairhaven, Deer Island, New Brunswick, in memory of his parents Florence A. and George A. Simpson. To provide an annual entrance scholarship to be awarded to a Master of Divinity student who has the highest academic standing in an undergraduate degree. First preference will be given to a student from New Brunswick.

Simpson Entrance Scholarship

Income from a trust fund endowed by Rev. Edwin Simpson of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Acadia 1899, and Mr. Alfred Simpson of St. Eleanors, Prince Edward Island. To provide an annual entrance scholarship to be awarded to a Master of Divinity student who has the highest academic standing in a liberal arts degree, with a strong proficiency in English.

Georgie L. and Ralph Taylor Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Income from a trust fund established by Ralph Taylor ’61, ’62, ’63 and Georgie Taylor ’60 (Acadia University) of First Baptist Church, Moncton, New Brunswick. To provide an annual entrance scholarship to be awarded to a student who is a Baptist and is enrolled in a Master of Divinity or Practical Master of Arts degree program. The student must have obtained a minimum B average in his/her previous degree program and have shown evidence of exceptional leadership potential. First preference will be given to a student from New Brunswick.

Scholarships
Acadia Divinity College Alumni/ae Association Scholarship

Income from a trust fund contributed by members of the Acadia Divinity College Alumni Association to be awarded to the son or daughter of an alumna/us of the College who has the highest grade-point average at the conclusion of the first year of full-time studies in a master’s program.

G. Keith Churchill Scholarship of Worship

Income from a trust fund established by David and Faye Huestis of Saint John New Brunswick, in recognition of the outstanding church leadership of Rev. Dr. G. Keith Churchill. First preference to a student who shows evidence of understanding the theology, history, and conduct of worship in its traditional and contemporary forms. Recipients shall demonstrate aptitude, potential, and financial need.

Harry G. Gardner Scholarship of Pastoral Leadership

Income from a trust fund established by David and Faye Huestis of Saint John, New Brunswick, in recognition of Rev. Dr. Harry G. Gardner, who served as the 6th President of Acadia Divinity College between 2008 and 2019. First preference to a student who shows promise for pastoral leadership and ministry in traditional and contemporary church contexts. Recipients shall demonstrate aptitude, potential, and financial need.

Dr. Alexander Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Income from a trust fund established by Rev. MacPherson Eaton, as a memorial to Dr. Alexander Gibson for his many years as the Field Secretary of the Board of Christian Education, Atlantic United Baptist Convention. To be awarded to a student who has done the best work in Biblical Studies.

Mark William Hudson Memorial Scholarship

Income from a trust fund given as bequest from the estate of Rev. Charles and Marina (Lutz) Hudson of Salisbury New Brunswick, in memory of their son, Mark William Hudson. To be awarded annually to a returning student (or students) who is preparing for pastoral ministry within the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and who demonstrates mature Christian leadership as determined by the College administration. First preference will be given to a student from Atlantic Canada.

John Lovitt Scholarship

Income from a trust fund given by the late Mary Guest Lovitt in memory of her father, John Lovitt of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. To be awarded to the student who has the highest standing following the completion of 60 credit hours in the Master of Divinity degree.

Dr. Earl C. Merrick Memorial Scholarship

Income from a trust fund given by Rev. MacPherson Eaton in memory of Dr. E.C. Merrick who for eighteen years was the Professor of Christian Education at Acadia. To be awarded to a Master of Divinity student who has the best record in courses related to Christian Education.

Scholarship of Multifaceted Ministry

Income from a trust fund established by David and Faye Huestis of Saint John, New Brunswick. First preference to a female student who shows promise for the multifaceted ministry of the church in Atlantic Canada or international service. Recipients shall demonstrate aptitude, potential, and financial need.

Emma Porter Perkins Scholarship

Income from a trust fund given by Dr. Perry B. Perkins in memory of his wife Emma Porter Perkins. To be awarded to the student who has the highest standing in the first year of studies for the Master of Divinity degree.

T. Elgar and Edith Roberts Memorial Scholarship

Income from a trust fund established by First Baptist Church, Moncton, New Brunswick, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of ordination to the Christian ministry, and by gifts given by friends and family in memory of Rev. Dr. T. Elgar Roberts and Mrs. Edith Roberts. To be awarded to a student studying at Acadia Divinity College who has demonstrated special competence in Church Music.

B.D. Stevens Scholarship

Income from a trust fund given by Laurie Stevens in honour of his father, B.D. Stevens, a former President of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. To be awarded to a student who has the highest standing following the completion of 60 credit hours in the Master of Divinity program.

Dennis M. Veinotte Scholarship in Pastoral Care and Counselling

An annual gift of $2,000 is given by David and Faye Huestis of Saint John, New Brunswick, in recognition of the ministry of Dr. Dennis M. Veinotte. A pastor, and for 17 years, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counselling at Acadia Divinity College. To provide two annual scholarships of $1,000 to students enrolled at Acadia Divinity College who are specializing in Pastoral Care and Counselling.

Dennis M. Veinotte Scholarship of Pastoral Counselling and Hospital Chaplaincy

Income from a trust fund established by David and Faye Huestis of Saint John, New Brunswick, in recognition of the exceptional pastoral care and counselling ministry of Rev. Dr. Dennis M. Veinotte. First preference to a student who shows evidence of commitment to the ministry of pastoral counselling or chaplaincy. Recipients shall demonstrate aptitude, potential, and financial need.

Dr. Evan M. Whidden Scholarship

Income from a trust fund given by Rev. MacPherson Eaton in memory of Dr. Evan M. Whidden, former Dean of Theology, Acadia University. To be awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated the most consistent work and interest in historical studies, and has a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.67
(A-), in two required courses in Christian History.

Bursaries
Acadia Divinity College Alumni/ae Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by the Alumni/ae of Acadia Divinity College and the former Acadia University School of Theology to provide bursaries to deserving students preparing for Christian Ministry.

Ronald and Olive Allen Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Ronald and Olive Allen. To be awarded to a deserving student in the second or subsequent years of study in a program leading to Christian ministry.

Li An-Chuan Memorial Bursary Fund

Income from a trust fund established in honour of the memory of Li An-Chuan, the first Mainland Chinese student to enrol at Acadia Divinity College. Li An-Chuan was tragically killed in a car accident on April 19, 1991. To financially assist Mainland Chinese students or a student from Asia enrolled at Acadia Divinity College.

The Li An-Chuan Christian Discipleship and Evangelism Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is to be awarded to a student who exemplifies genuine Christian discipleship and “a heart” for Christian evangelism in terms of his or her ministry. Li An-Chuan was, without hesitation, a remarkably committed believer who envisioned returning to his homeland in China to make disciples of people, through Christian lifestyle teaching and preaching. It is in memory of this outstanding young believer that the scholarship is awarded annually. This scholarship is provided by Sally and Dr. Myles Krueger (’88) in fond memory of Li An-Chuan with thanks to God for his admirable commitment to Jesus.

Clara E. Armstrong Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Clara E. Armstrong is to be used to assist deserving students preparing for Christian ministry.

Murray and Ruth Armstrong Bursary

This bursary was established in 2011 in honour of Rev. Dr. J. Murray Armstrong and his daughter, Ruth Armstrong Fair, to provide financial assistance to students studying for Christian ministry.

Walker Armstrong Bursary

This bursary has been established by L. Roscoe Potter and will be awarded to a male student in theology, studying for active ministry. He must be evangelically inclined, like people, have a “shepherd’s-heart”, and a good preaching voice.

Armstrong-Whitehouse Post-Graduate Bursary

Income from a trust established by Reverends Gregory and Ida Armstrong-Whitehouse to provide financial assistance to a deserving student enrolled in a post-graduate program at a recognized theological school.

Atlantic Baptist Board Bursary

Income from a trust fund given by the Home Mission Board of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada to be awarded to a student studying for Christian ministry.

Carmen Belle Attwood-Lowther Endowment Fund

Income from a trust fund given by Clive Attwood-Lowther in memory of his wife Carmen Belle Attwood-Lowther. To be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate a clear call to Christian ministry and require financial assistance.

William A. Bacon Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Florence Hamm (Mrs. Murray) in loving memory of her parents, William and Frances (Adams) Bacon of Hillgrove, Digby County, Nova Scotia, and their family members: Russell Bacon, Marion Bacon, Helen (Bacon) Rafuse, and Catharine Bacon. To be awarded to students on the basis of financial need.

Arthur and Irene Baxter Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by their children and spouses in memory of Arthur and Irene Baxter of Hamilton, Ontario. To provide a bursary to a deserving student enrolled at the College.

Samuel Robinson Belyea Student Fund

Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. Jeanette Robinson Belyea of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, in memory of her husband, Samuel Robinson Belyea. To be awarded annually to students on the basis of financial need.

W.R. Brock Bursary

Income from a trust fund given in memory of W.R. Brock, M.P. To be awarded annually to a student preparing for Christian ministry.

Ivan Brown Endowed Fund

Income from a trust fund established by Ivan Brown to provide financial assistance to evangelical students preparing for Baptist pastoral ministry in the Atlantic Provinces or Bible translation work.

Rev. Dr. Wrenfred and Mrs. Helen Bryant Memorial Bursary

Memorial Bursary in memory of Rev. Dr. Wrenfred and Mrs. Helen Bryant. The annual investment from the bursary shall be allocated to assist an international student. In the absence of any international students in financial need, the amount shall be given to a deserving Canadian student.

William and Grace Burden Bursary

Income from a trust fund endowed by William and Grace Burden of Moncton, New Brunswick, to be awarded annually to students on the basis of financial need.

Kenneth and Alice Burgoyne Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund created by a bequest from the estate of Alice Burgoyne to establish a bursary in memory of Kenneth Lorne Burgoyne and Alice Dorothy Burgoyne of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. To be given annually to a worthy student who has financial needs, who is studying at Acadia Divinity College.

Canadian Forces Protestant Chapel Bursary for Theological Students

Income from a trust fund established by contributions from Protestant Chapel services. To be awarded to ex-service personnel or to children of service personnel who are students preparing for ordained Christian ministry.

Emerson Carroll Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by the Board of Baptist Men of Atlantic Canada in honour of Emerson Carroll, a respected layman who has given outstanding leadership among Baptist Men. To be awarded to a male student with a spouse and / or family, who is enrolled in a program preparing for pastoral ministry.

John and Wilbert Carter Memorial Fund

Income from a trust fund established to provide assistance to students on the basis of financial need.

Lillian Chandler Music Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Willard Chandler of Edson, Alberta, in memory of his wife, Lillian. To provide assistance for the annual Pastor-in-Residence program every second year.

Dr. Millard Ross Cherry Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by members of the 1987 Acadia Divinity College Leaving Class and other interested donors, who chose to honour their esteemed Professor of Systematic Theology, and the first Principal of Acadia Divinity College, Dr.
M.R. Cherry. To provide financial assistance to deserving students.

Flora Clarke Memorial Bursary Award

First Baptist Church, Moncton, New Brunswick, awards an annual bursary in memory of Miss Flora Clark, K.I.H., who was a member of that church and for many years a missionary in India. To be awarded to a student (preferably from First Baptist, Moncton) who is preparing for Christian missions or ministry.
Ruth M. and G. Vincent Clark Endowment Fund
Income from a trust fund established by Ruth and Vincent Clark. To be awarded annually to a student in need of financial assistance and who gives evidence of a clear call to Christian ministry.

Rev. R. Alder Colpitts Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by G. Silas Colpitts, and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Colpitts of Norton, New Brunswick, and Mazie Myles of Peticodiac, New Brunswick, in memory of their brother, Rev. Robert Alder Colpitts, who pastored Baptist churches in Atlantic Canada for forty years and died in 1987. Awarded annually to students on the basis of financial need.

Eliza Currie Student Aid Fund

Income from a trust fund bequeathed to the College to assist students for Christian ministry who are in need of financial assistance.

Edward R. Curry Memorial Fund

Income from a trust fund to be used to assist students preparing for the ministry in a Baptist Church who are in need of financial assistance.

Frank W. Curry Bursary

Income from a trust fund originally gifted to Acadia University to be used to assist theological students.

Caswell H. Denton Bursary

Income from a trust fund established in memory of Caswell H. Denton, Digby County, Nova Scotia. To be used to supply books for a needy and deserving theological student from Nova Scotia, preferably from Digby County.

Alice M. Duval Bursary

Income from a trust fund to students preparing for Christian ministry.

Fred and Nita Eldridge Bursary

An endowment to help needy theological students from Hants County, however if there is no one from Hants County in any given year, it can be given to another needy student.

Senator Emerson Bursary

Income from a trust fund contributed by the Senator Emerson Foundation of Saint John, New Brunswick in memory of Senator Clarence V. Emerson. To be awarded to a student preparing for Christian ministry.

Richard Erb Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Richard Erb of Calgary, Alberta (formerly of Apohaqui, New Brunswick). To be used to provide financial assistance to students participating in Mentored Ministry.

Farncombe Bursary

Income from a trust fund given by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Farncombe of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to students preparing for Christian ministry.

Fenerty Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Laurie D. and Marion M. Fenerty. This bursary will be awarded to a student(s) attending Acadia Divinity College full time and who demonstrates financial need.

Dr. Byron W. Fenwick Memorial Bursary

A bursary established by Lorraine Fenwick, which will be awarded to a deserving Acadia Divinity College student(s) who has financial need and is a member of a church affiliated with Canadian Baptist Ministries.

Harry H. Ferguson Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Viola B. Ferguson. To be awarded annually to a worthy and deserving student in their final year of studies at Acadia Divinity College.

Dr. Ralph and Jessie Fitch Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established in memory of Dr. Ralph and Jessie Fitch by members of their family. To be awarded to a student enrolled at Acadia Divinity College who has achieved an annual grade point average of 2.67 or more in a program of studies.

Gerry Fuller Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established in memory of Rev. Gerry Fuller by his wife, Rev. Barbara Fuller. To assist deserving and needy students studying for ministry.

John Geldart Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established through a bequest from the estate of Miss Eva R. Geldart, in memory of her brother, John Geldart. To provide financial assistance to students preparing for Christian ministry.

Dr. William A. Geldart Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund given in memory of William A. Geldart by his wife. To assist a student studying Clinical Pastoral Education.

Lester D. and Evangeline Giffin Memorial Bursary Fund

Income from a trust fund established by Audrey E. Bateman (Acadia BA 1950, Acadia BEd 1951) in honour and memory of her parents, Lester D. Giffin and Evangeline W. Giffin of Victoria Vale, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. This bursary will provide financial assistance to a deserving student who demonstrates a clear call to Christian ministry.

John Gladstone Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation in recognition of the ministry of Dr. John Gladstone and his outstanding achievements at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto. To a student in need of financial support who is preparing for Baptist ministry and has completed at least 30 credit hours in any program at Acadia Divinity College.

Douglas Gow Bursary

Income from a trust fund established to provide financial assistance to students studying for Baptist ministry.

Cora Gray and Madeline Sampson Bursary

This bursary was established by a generous gift from the estate of Rev. MacPherson Eaton. The bursary is named in recognition of Deacons Cora Gray and Madeline Sampson who were choice servants of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Windsor Plains United Baptist Church. To be awarded to a student (or students) who is part of an African United Baptist Association (AUBA) church or identifies as African Nova Scotian, and who demonstrates financial need.

Captain Theodore Harding Griffin Bursary

Income from a trust fund given by his daughter, Miss Minnie E. Griffin, Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be used for theological bursary purposes. Preference will be given to a student from Guysborough or Halifax County, Nova Scotia, or to some other deserving theology student.

Hagerman Bursary

A trust fund established by Rev. Bryan Hagerman in memory of his mother, Fern Hagerman and in honour of his father, Ronald Hagerman. Income from this fund shall provide a bursary to a student who is planning to serve the Lord in overseas missionary service, or at the discretion of Acadia Divinity College.

George N. and Marjorie B. Hamilton Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund given in loving memory of Dr. George N. and Marjorie B. Hamilton by their daughters, Mrs. Joyce Jones and Mrs. Gerry Moir. To provide financial assistance to a deserving student who has demonstrated a clear call and commitment to Christian service, and who has completed at least 30 credit hours of any Acadia Divinity College academic program.

Miss Carol M. Harris Bursary

A bursary set up in honour of Miss Carol M. Harris to be awarded to a student(s) attending Acadia Divinity College full time and who has financial need.

Lloyd L. Hawkes Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. Edith Hawkes of Chipman, New Brunswick, in memory of her husband, Lloyd L. Hawkes. To provide financial assistance to a deserving student preparing for missionary service at home or abroad.

C.C. Hayward Bursary

Income from a trust fund established through a bequest by Mrs. C.C. Hayward of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in memory of her husband C.C. Hayward. To be awarded annually to a married student supporting a family and is preparing to minister in the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and preferably serving in a rural pastorate.

Mrs. C.C. Hayward Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. C.C. Hayward, of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to students studying for Christian ministry.

Annie M. Hickman Bursary Fund

Income from a trust fund established by the will of the late Annie M. Hickman of Amherst, Nova Scotia. To be used to assist students preparing for Christian ministry.

George A. Hubley Bursary Fund

Income from a trust fund by a bequest from the estate of George A. Hubley of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to deserving students studying for the Baptist ministry.

Ishmael Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Terry Orchard. To be used to assist missionaries already working among Muslims to pursue further studies, or to help a missionary candidate or theological student who has shown interest in Muslim evangelism.

C. Braden Jelly Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of C. Braden Jelly of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. To be awarded annually to a deserving student preparing for Christian ministry within the Baptist denomination.

Dorothy Legge Bursary

Income from a Trust Fund established by a bequest from the estate of Dorothy Legge of Truro, Nova Scotia. To be awarded to a student at Acadia Divinity College.

Loch Lomand Trust

Income from a trust fund established by Loch Lomand Baptist Church and held by the Atlantic Baptist Foundation. To be awarded to students attending Acadia Divinity College.

Rev. Brian R. Long Memorial Bursary

A memorial bursary that has been set up by Kennebecasis Baptist Church to honour the memory of Rev. Brian R. Long. Brian was a well-loved pastor who loved his pastorates. This bursary shall be awarded to a deserving student(s) who needs financial assistance.

Robert MacDonald Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. Robert MacDonald of Methuen, MA., Mr. J.B. MacDonald of Boston, MA, and Messrs. E.H. and S.E. MacDonald of New York, in memory of Rev. Robert MacDonald, a native of Nova Scotia who ministered in the United States. To be awarded annually to a deserving student from Nova Scotia studying for Christian ministry.

W. Russell MacKay Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by family and friends in honour of the memory of W. Russell MacKay (1907-1990). To be awarded annually to a deserving student enrolled at Acadia Divinity College.

Gordon and Irene MacKinnon Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Gordon and Irene MacKinnon in loving memory of their parents, Captain and Mrs. Adelbert MacKinnon and Mr. and Mrs. Judson A. Clements. To be awarded annually to a deserving student preferably from Nova Scotia in the second year of a program at Acadia Divinity College and who has shown consistent spiritual and academic growth in the previous year.

Robert and Margaret MacQuade Bursary

Income from a trust fund established Robert and Margaret MacQuade of Moncton, New Brunswick. To be awarded to deserving students with financial needs preparing for ministry.

Gladys Marsters Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest to the Home Mission Board of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada from the estate of Miss Gladys Marsters of Hantsport, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to deserving students studying at Acadia Divinity College.
Thomas B. and Irene McDormand Trust Fund
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Irene McDormand. To be used to provide financial assistance to students in first-year studies.

Mr. and Mrs. Owen McEwen Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Owen McEwen in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Comfer of Calgary, Alberta, and Mr. and Mrs. John McEwen of Freeport, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to worthy students studying for the Christian ministry. First consideration to students from the Freeport, Nova Scotia, pastorate and students from the Rosedale United Church, Calgary, Alberta.

Charles Spurgeon McLearn Student Aid Fund

Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. C.S. McLearn, in memory of her husband, Rev. Charles Spurgeon McLearn. To provide financial assistance to needy theological students.

Ella B. McLeod Bursary

Income from trust fund established by Ella B. McLeod of Penobsquis, New Brunswick. To be awarded to a student who demonstrates a clear call to Christian ministry and has financial need. Preference will be given to a student who is a member of a church of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada.

J. Archibald (1898) and Thelma A. McLeod Scholarship

Income from a trust fund established by the estate of Thelma Audrey McLeod. To be awarded annually to students studying for ministry.

Kenneth R. and Bernetta Flemming McLeod Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Ella B. McLeod of Penobsquis, New Brunswick, in memory of her parents, Kenneth R. McLeod and Bernetta Flemming McLeod. To be awarded annually to students who are members of a church of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, who demonstrate a clear call to Christian Ministry, and have been recommended by the Board of Ministerial Standards of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada as a candidate for ministry.

John Mercer Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by John Mercer, former Acadia University Theological Librarian. To be used to provide financial assistance to theological students.

Harold and Marguerite Mitton Bursary

Income from a Trust Fund established by Dr. Harold and Mrs. Marguerite Mitton of Wolfville, Nova Scotia and merged with the Dr. Harold L. Mitton Bursary that was set up by members of the 1988 and 1990 ADC Leaving Classes to honour Dr. Harold Mitton, respected Professor Emeritus and Director of Supervised Field Education, and the third principal of Acadia Divinity College (1975-1985). To be used to assist students with expenses incurred through the Mentored Ministry Program and / or a second- year student from a CBAC church who intends to proceed beyond MDiv, MA, to a ThM or PhD degree and has been recommended by CBAC Board of Ministerial Standards for a candidate. Mrs. Mitton acted as a Counsellor and friend to the ADC Wives Group.

Josephine Kinley Moore Bursary

This endowment was setup in honour of Josephine Kinley Moore who was the first female to be ordained by Baptists in Nova Scotia. Josephine was born in 1908 and went home to be with her Lord in 2001. In 1995 the Acadia Divinity College Alumni Association of Acadia Divinity College presented her with their first Distinguished Alumni Award. This fund is to assist in the training of women in Christian leadership.

Rev. Kenneth W. Morrison Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by the family and friends of Rev. Kenneth W. Morrison to celebrate a life dedicated in service for Christ and ministry, as a pastor and staff member in the Canadian Baptist Federation family of churches. To be awarded annually to a mature student, who is a member of a church affiliated with Canadian Baptist Ministries and is preparing for full-time Christian ministry.

Alexander and Nellie Murray Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Sadie Greene and family in memory of her parents, Alexander and Nellie Murray of New Brunswick. To provide financial assistance to a student who has shown special interest in issues of peace and justice, or in prison ministry.

Miss Kate Myers Trust Fund

Income from a trust fund established in memory of Miss Kate Myers by a legacy to Central Baptist Church, Saint John, New Brunswick, Women’s Missionary Society. To provide financial assistance for a student from a developing country studying for ministry at Acadia Divinity College.

M. Evelyn Nicholson Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by the estate of M. Evelyn Nicholson. To provide financial assistance to students studying for Christian ministry.
Everette and Josie (McLellan) Nickerson Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been set up by Josie (McLellan) Nickerson and the late Everette Nickerson, Acadia 1953, which will be awarded to a student(s) attending Acadia Divinity College full time and who has financial need. This individual will have demonstrated a clear call to Christian ministry, and has been recommended by the Board of Ministerial Standards of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada as a candidate(s) for the ministry.

Freda and Hubert Nickerson Memorial Bursary Fund

Income from a trust fund established by Granville and Mary Louise Nickerson in memory of his parents, Freda Edith (Cox) and Hubert Granville Nickerson of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. To provide full tuition bursaries to mature students. Recipients shall be students who demonstrate a clear call to Christian ministry, who have been approved by the Board of Ministerial Standards of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada as candidates for the ministry, and reside in the Atlantic Provinces.

Nova Scotia Federation on Alcohol & Other Drug Problems Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by the Nova Scotia Federation on Alcohol & Other Drug Problems when the Federation concluded active work in 1992. To provide financial assistance to returning students in Clinical Pastoral Education, with preference given to those enrolled in studies concerning understanding and working with alcoholics.

Oliver Ohsberg Memorial Bursary

This bursary has been established by Wilma Ohsberg, wife, and Robert Ohsberg, son. This annual bursary will be awarded to a deserving student(s) requiring financial assistance, who demonstrate a clear call to Christian ministry and are interested in pursuing Christian Education, or at the discretion of Acadia Divinity College.

William Pearly Oliver Memorial Scholarship Fund

Income from a trust fund provides financial assistance to a first-year student (or subsequent years) who has completed a bachelor’s degree and is enrolled in a program of full-time study in preparation for pastoral ministry.

Pancorvo Doctoral Fellowship

Income from a trust fund established by the Pancorvo family to be awarded to a graduate of Acadia Divinity College with a Master of Divinity degree who is enrolled in a doctoral program in biblical studies (PhD or equivalent).

Payzant Fund

Income from a trust fund established by Godfrey P. Payzant. To provide financial assistance to students from the Baptist denomination who are studying for Baptist ministry.

Power Memorial Trust

Income from a trust fund established by the estate of Miss Marion Power, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to provide financial support to students studying at Acadia Divinity College.

Isabel and Marion Power Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Isabel and Marion Power to provide financial assistants to students studying for the Christian Ministry.

Mrs. Eva Prebble Trust Fund

Income from a trust fund established for the education of students from developing countries studying for ministry at Acadia Divinity College.

Lewis Read Student Aid Fund

Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. E. O. Read to assist students in theology.

Neva M. Rice Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Roger and Frances Freeman, and Miss E. Catharine Bacon, in memory of their cousin, Mrs. Neva M. Rice of Bear River, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to students studying at Acadia Divinity College.

Marion R. Rolston Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by bequest to the Central Baptist Church, Saint John, New Brunswick, Women’s Missionary Society. In memory of Marion R. Rolston. To provide financial assistance to students from developing countries who studying at Acadia Divinity College.

Rev. Frederick E. and Mrs. Clara Maie Roop Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Norman E. Peveril, the first treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College, in memory of his wife’s, Melba, parents, Rev. Frederick E. Roop and Mrs. Clara Maie Roop. To be awarded annually to a mature student who is supporting a family and preparing for Christian ministry.

Reverend W. Gordon Ross Memorial Bursary for International Student Aid

Income from a trust fund established by Stanley Ross, of Saint John, New Brunswick, in memory of his brother, Rev. W. Gordon Ross (BTh Acadia 1929, MA Acadia 1932). To be awarded annually to a deserving student from a developing country who possesses spiritual gifts, is enrolled in a master-level program at Acadia Divinity College, and is planning to return to home to serve as a minister of the Gospel.

The H. Miriam Ross Contemporary Missions Scholarship

This annual scholarship is to be awarded to a student who gives evidence of having a firm commitment to Christian mission work in terms of study at the College and future ministry. It is expected that the recipient be clearly committed to a lifestyle of Christian discipleship and evangelism; one element of ministry without the other is inadequate when it comes to matters involving mission work. It is with deep gratitude to Dr. Ross, for her considerable commitment to spreading the importance of mission work through teaching and lifestyle, that Sally and Dr. Myles Krueger (’88) provide this scholarship.

Eleanor Jane Ryder Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Everett and Elsie Ryder of Moncton, New Brunswick, in memory of their daughter Eleanor (BMusEd Acadia 1977). To be awarded to students studying at Acadia Divinity College.

Edward Manning Saunders Bursary

Income from a trust fund established to assist deserving students.

Seabright United Baptist Church Bursary

This bursary is given in recognition of the ADC student ministers and the ordinary folk who have served the church and community over the years in Seabright, Nova Scotia. This bursary shall be awarded to a deserving student(s) who needs financial assistance.

The Dr. Morley A. and Mrs. Joy E. Shaw Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Dr. Morley A. and Mrs. Joy E. Shaw to provide financial assistance to a deserving student enrolled at Acadia Divinity College.

Rev. Douglas H. Simpson Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established in memory of Rev. Douglas H. Simpson by his daughter, Mrs. Charles Russell (Gracie). To provide financial assistance to a theological student, with first preference to a student from Prince Edward Island.

Rev. Frank H. Sinnott Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Rev. Dr. Frank H. Sinnott of Port Williams, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to a student studying at Acadia Divinity College.

Mrs. Jacob Smith Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Annie Smith (Mrs. Jacob) of Saint John, New Brunswick, to the United Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union (UBWMU). To be presented annually to a student enrolled in a degree program at Acadia Divinity College. The student is selected by members of the UBWMU.

Sons of Temperance, Order of Nova Scotia Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by the Grand Division Sons of Temperance of Nova Scotia to commemorate its founding in 1847, and the important work the organization accomplished to benefit society since that time. To be presented to a student enrolled in a program of study in preparation for Christian ministry, who is prepared to sign the following pledge. “I , without reserve, solemnly pledge my honour, in the presence of witnesses, that I will neither make, buy, sell, nor use, as a beverage, any Spirituous or Malt Liquors, Wine or Cider.”

Mrs. George Sterling Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Mrs. George Sterling of Kentville, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to students studying for ministry.

Stiles Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Kenneth I. Stiles of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and Annabelle Conrad of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in memory of their parents Rev. William
P. and Jessie (Lutes) Stiles and brother, Blair Stiles, who was killed in World War II. To be awarded to a student who is a member of a church of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, who demonstrates a clear call to Christian ministry, and has been recommended by the Board of Ministerial Standards as a candidate for ministry.

Rev. John Sullivan Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund in memory of Rev. John Ross Sullivan, a pastor with the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and friend to Acadia Divinity College. To provide financial assistance to a student pursuing pastoral ministry with preference to those in their first year of study.

Dr. Charles J. Taylor Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Rev. MacPherson Eaton in honour of Dr. Charles J. Taylor, Acadia Divinity College’s pioneer professor in the development of Clinical Pastoral Education in Canada. To provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in a program in prison ministry or a student preparing for pastoral ministry who demonstrates a personal interest in prison ministry.

The Lillian and John Taylor Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established in memory of Lillian and John Taylor of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, by their daughter Laura E. Taylor. To be used to assist a low-income student. First consideration to students from Cape Breton Nova Scotia, then an international student, then a student from Atlantic Canada.

Lalia E. Thomas Educational Fund

Income from a trust fund established to provide financial assistance to a student preparing for Christian ministry.

Rupert and Joyce Tingley Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Rupert and Joyce Tingley of Moncton, New Brunswick. To provide a bursary for students who are members of a church in the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC), who demonstrate a clear call to Christian Ministry, and have been recommended by the Board of Ministerial Standards and Education of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada as a candidate for ministry.

Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Trask Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Trask of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to provide for two annual entrance bursaries for students enrolled in a master’s program at Acadia Divinity College. Preference to be given to students from Yarmouth, Digby, or Shelburne Counties, Nova Scotia, or any student from Nova Scotia.

W. Borden Trites Field Seminar Trust Fund

Income from a trust fund established by W. Borden Trites of Fredericton, New Brunswick. To be used to provide financial assistance to students engaged in Mentored Ministry.

Borden Trites Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of W. Borden Trites of Fredericton, New Brunswick. To provide financial assistance to a student (preferably from New Brunswick) preparing for Christian Ministry.

Mrs. Emma N. Tufts Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a legacy to Central Baptist Church, Saint John, New Brunswick, Women’s Missionary Society, in memory of Mrs. Emma N. Tufts. To provide financial assistance to international students studying at Acadia Divinity College.

Rev. Isaiah and Mrs. Frances (Demille) Wallace Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by a gift originally given to Acadia University by Rev. Isaiah and Mrs. Frances (DeMille) Wallace. To provide financial assistance to a deserving theological student.

Lewis Fisher Wallace Bursary

Income from a trust fund established to provide financial assistance to a student preparing for Christian ministry.

John Welsh Fund

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of John Welsh of Digby, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to students preparing for ministry.

Horace E. West Bursaries

Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Horace E. West of Delta, British Columbia. To provide financial assistance to deserving students preferably from Western Canada who are preparing for Christian ministry. To be awarded to a student beginning their studies, a student who has completed 30 credit hours, and a student who has completed 60 credit hours.

Rev. S. Arnold Westcott Scholarship Fund

Income from a trust established through a bequest from the estate of Alice Freda Wescott, in memory of Rev. S. Arnold Wescott. To provide financial assistance to a student entering first-year studies in theology.

Herman and Florence White Memorial Bursary

A bursary set up in honour of the late Mr. Herman Roy White and his wife, Mrs. Florence White. This bursary which will be awarded to a student(s) attending Acadia Divinity College full time, has financial need, and is a member of a church affiliated with Canadian Baptist Ministries.

Wilbur Bursary

Income from a trust established by Mr. Harold Wilbur and family of Campbellton, New Brunswick. To be awarded to a deserving student in recognition of academic achievement. Preference given to international students who intend, upon completion of their degree program, to return to their homeland as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Audrey Young Bursary
Income from a trust established by Miss Audrey Young of Calgary, Alberta. To be awarded to a student studying at Acadia Divinity College.

Dr. Jarold K. Zeman Memorial Bursary

Income from a trust established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Jarold K. Zeman, who was professor of Church History at Acadia Divinity College from 1968 until his retirement in 1991.

Zion Baptist Church Bursary

A fund established by a gift from Zion Baptist Church of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, upon its dissolution in November 2015. To provide financial assistance to a student preparing for Christian Ministry.

Student Aid
Emma Duncan Memorial Bursary

The income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Emma Duncan. To be used to assist deserving theological students.

Dora Duffy Mitton Bursary

First Baptist Church Moncton, New Brunswick, provides an annual bursary from an endowment established from the Estate of Dora Duffy Mitton. To be granted to a student who is preparing for full-time pastoral or mission ministry.

Cynthia Eaton Student Aid Fund

A trust fund established by the estate of Rev. MacPherson Eaton of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in memory of his wife, Cynthia Eaton. To provide financial assistance for students in need of professional mental / spiritual health services.

Ruth E. Eldridge Fund

Established in 2016 by an estate gift from Ruth Eleanor Eldridge of Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. To assist in funding the education of a student or students in financial need.
Grace Memorial Bursary – Vida Blair Memorial Endowment Fund
A bursary to support an International Student.

Willett Bursary

An annual bursary is given by Mrs. Dorothy Willett of Fredericton, New Brunswick, in loving memory of her husband, Donald. It is awarded to a deserving student preferably from Brunswick Street Baptist Church, Fredericton, New Brunswick, or a student from the York Association, or to a student from the Province of New Brunswick.

Prizes and Awards
Mr. and Mrs. Theophilus Richard Brehaut Memorial Prize

Donated by their granddaughter, Miss Lena McLure, A.T.C.M. The prize is awarded annually in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Theophilus R. Brehaut. To the student who has shown outstanding ability for pastoral ministry, and who has excelled in biblical studies. Preference is given to a student from Prince Edward Island.

Colburne Scholarship Award

Income from a trust fund established by Ruth Colburne of Moncton, New Brunswick, and held by the Atlantic Baptist Foundation. To provide an annual scholarship to a student who is a graduate of Crandall University and is enrolled in a Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Theology degree program at Acadia Divinity College.

Paul Crosby Book Award

Income from a trust fund established by family and friends in memory of Rev. Paul Crosby for the purchase of books. Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated an interest in institutional ministry.

Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Crowe Prize

Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Dr. Alex G. Crowe and his wife, Evangeline. To provide a Bible concordance to a graduating student who has completed the required Old Testament and New Testament courses with a GPA of 3.33 (B+), who has completed introductory Greek with a GPA of 2.00, and is committed to ministry in a rural church.

Harvey E. Crowell Award

Income from a trust fund established by Dr. Harvey E. Crowell of Halifax, to be awarded to the theology student who has been successful in the annual Harvey E. Crowell Public Speaking Contest.

Henry Todd DeWolfe Prize in Greek

Income from a trust fund established by former Ladies Seminary Students in honour of Rev. H.T. DeWolfe. To be awarded annually to a divinity student who achieves the highest mark in Greek, with at least a B grade.

Zenas L. Fash Book Prize

An annual award presented to a graduating student in theology who has accepted a call to a member church of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada with first preference to a Home Mission supported Church.

Robert MacGregor Fraser Prize in the World Mission of the Christian Church

Income from a trust fund established by Eleanor Fraser in honour of her husband, Professor Robert MacGregor Fraser. To be awarded to the student attaining the highest mark in Missions.

Dr. Sydney G. Grant Prize in Evangelism

Income from a trust fund established by Dr. Sydney G. Grant, Fredericton, New Brunswick. To be awarded annually to the student who acquires a grade point average of 3.33 (B+) or better in the required evangelism course, and who, in the opinion of the Professor of Evangelism and the members of Faculty, demonstrates most clearly an ability to communicate the Christian faith in contemporary society.

Rev. and Mrs. Wilfred Howard Prize

Income from a trust established by Mr. and Mrs. Roland O’Brien, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, to commemorate the 50th wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. Wilfred Howard. To be awarded to the student who in the judgement of the faculty shows signs of greatest advance in maturity during the College year.

George E. Levy Prize in Canadian Baptist History

A prize of $100 for the best essay in Canadian Baptist History, based on original research submitted in a Christian History course. Is awarded annually by the Baptist Historical Committee of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada in memory of Dr. George E. Levy, Emeritus Professor of English Bible at Acadia University and a Baptist Historian.

MacRae Prize

This annual prize is to be awarded to the student with the best Doctor of Ministry thesis, in honour of Dr. Andrew MacRae, long-time Director of Doctoral Studies.

Dr. Andrew and Mrs. Jean MacRae Evangelism Prize

This annual prize is to be awarded to a student who evidences in lifestyle conduct and in evangelism study at the College “a heart for lifestyle evangelism”. Dr. and Mrs. MacRae have always exemplified the highest standard of integrity and commitment to Christian Evangelism in a relevant, meaningful sense and it is this standard to which the recipient is to strive. As Michael Green has written and as Dr. MacRae taught, “Evangelism is the lifeblood of the church.” This is the vision to be upheld by the recipient student. This scholarship is provided by Sally and Dr. Myles Krueger (’88) with deep gratitude to Dr. and Mrs. MacRae for their commitment to the faith we hold in Christ.

President’s Award

The recipient of the Acadia University Silver Medal in Theology shall receive the President’s Award of $500 for attaining the highest grade point average over his or her entire academic career at Acadia Divinity College, and who, in the judgement of the faculty, shows great potential for ministry.

Dora L. Robinson Prize in Christian Education

Given by Mrs. Dora L. Robinson of Kentville, Nova Scotia, to be awarded annually to the theology student who achieves the highest standing in a course related to Christian Education.

Edward Manning Saunders Prizes in Theology

Income from a trust fund established by Linda Saunders Moore in memory of her father, Rev. Edward Manning Saunders, to provide the following prizes for excellence in: Hebrew 5013, Biblical Studies 5023, Biblical Studies 5033, Church History 5013, Pastoral Ministry 6043, Theology 5013, Theology 5023.

Rev. Isaiah and Mrs. Frances (Demille) Wallace Award

Income from a trust fund established through a bequest from the estate of Lewis Fisher Wallace in memory of his parents. To be awarded to a student preparing for Christian ministry whose course work shows the greatest aptitude for evangelism and who, in completing Mentored Ministry, shows an aptitude in the practice of evangelism. The award will be made at the end of 60 credit hours of study at Acadia Divinity College. Faculty will decide the award on recommendation from the Professor(s) of Evangelism and Mentored Ministry.

Dr. Raymond E. Whitney Memorial Prize

Given by Rev. MacPherson Eaton, (BA, MDiv, Acadia) in memory of Dr. R.E. Whitney who for 20 years was the Superintendent of Home Missions of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. To be awarded annually to a student who has completed 30 credit hours in a Master of Divinity or a Bachelor of Theology program and who is preparing for a vocation in Christian ministry. The award is based on excellence in academic studies to a student who has special interest in, and is serving in a Home Mission Church.

Alfred E. Wilbur Prize in Church History

Income from a trust fund established by Alfred E. Wilbur of Rosevale, New Brunswick. To a student enrolled at Acadia Divinity College who submits to the best essay on Protestant church history. The essay shall demonstrate scholarly research and include a bibliography.

Operating Endowments

Funds endowed or donated specifically to fund a portion of the operating or capital requirements of the College. The principal or gift amount is retained in perpetuity and cannot be spent.

Academic Centres
The Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture Operating Fund

Income from a trust established to honour Dr. Andrew D. MacRae of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. To fund the operation of the Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture.

Rev. Robert (Bob) Jones Operating Endowment

Income from an endowed fund established by Dr. Paul and Dr. Linda Wilson of Topsham, Maine in honour of Rev. Robert (Bob) Jones (Acadia 1963) with gratitude for a 67-year friendship. Given in grateful recognition of the support provided by Acadia University, the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, and Dr. Charles J. Taylor for his contributions to theological education. In recognition Rev. Jones’ service as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces, income from the fund will support the Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care at Acadia Divinity College.

Academic Chairs
Thomas James Armstrong Memorial Professorship of Practical Theology and Church History

Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. T.J. Armstrong, Portland, Oregon, in 1927 to endow the “Thomas James Armstrong Memorial Professorship of Practical Theology and Church History” or such chair as may succeed these. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

Dr. Millard R. Cherry Chair of Christian Thought and Ethics

Income from a trust fund established by the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College to endow the Dr. Millard R. Cherry Chair of Christian Thought and Ethics in recognition of Dr. Cherry’s long service to ADC as its first Principal and a Professor of Systematic Theology for nearly three decades. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Chair of Evangelism and Mission

Income from a trust fund established by Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain of Halifax NS, to endow the Sheldon and Marjorie Chair of Evangelism and Mission. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

John Gladstone Chair of Preaching and Worship

Income from a trust fund established by the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College to endow the John Gladstone Chair of Preaching and Worship, in honour of Dr. John Gladstone, retired senior minister of the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto. Dr. Gladstone has had a long association with ADC and was one of the Lecturers in the Gerald K. Simpson Lectureship series. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

Abner J. Langley and Harold L. Mitton Chair of Church Leadership

Income from a trust fund established by the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College to endow the Abner J. Langley and Harold L. Mitton Chair of Church Leadership. Dr. Abner J. Langley was the second Principal of Acadia Divinity College, and Dr. Harold L. Mitton was the third Principal. Abner and Harold were supported in ministry by their remarkable wives, Thelma Langley and Marguerite Mitton, who provided leadership in a variety of areas. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

Thomas B. McDormand, Charles J. Taylor, and Dennis M. Veinotte Chair of Pastoral Care and Counselling

Income from a trust fund established by the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College to endow Chair of Pastoral Care and Counselling in honour of Dr. Thomas B. McDormand, Dr. Charles J. Taylor, and Dr. Dennis M. Veinotte. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

Hannah Maria Norris Chair of Christian Missions and Social Issues

Income from a trust fund established by the United Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union to endow the Hannah Maria Norris Chair of Christian Missions and Social Issues. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

Payzant Chair of Biblical Studies

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of G.P. Payzant in 1897. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

Chair of Rural Ministry
Income from a trust fund established by the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College to endow a Chair of Rural Ministry. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

Stevens-Fenerty Chair of Urban Ministry and Church Growth

Income from a trust fund established by the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College to endow a Chair of Urban Ministry and Church Growth to honour the life and work of B.D. Stevens, and to recognize the ministry of Dr. Freeman Fenerty. Income from the trust is used toward funding the Chair.

General Operating Endowments
Deborah Balcom Institute of Church Music

Income from a trust fund established by Irving Balcom of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in memory of his mother, Deborah Balcom. To be used when required to provide a semester course in Church Music, a Church Music summer course, or seminar.

The Bartlett Endowment

Miss May Bartlett has established an Endowment Fund at Acadia Divinity College. Income from the invested capital is to be used to supplement the Operating Fund of Acadia Divinity College.

Rev. Dr. John and Carol Bartol Operating Endowment

Income from a trust fund established by Dr. Stephen and Judy Bartol of Windsor, Ontario, in recognition of the outstanding lifetime contributions of Rev. Dr. John and Carol Bartol through their pastoral ministry. Income from the trust is used to support the ongoing work of Acadia Divinity College.

Dr. S. J. Case Library Fund

Income from a trust fund given in 1924 by Dr. S.J. Case as a permanent library endowment with special reference to theological literature.

Ottis De Long Fund for Operating

To establish a fund, with a view to providing income to be applied annually to the operating costs of Acadia Divinity College.

Gordon Memorial Fund

Donated by Fred W. Gordon and Dr. Jean Munro Gordon to be used as may be decided by Acadia Divinity College.

Harding Library Fund

Income from a trust fund given in memory of Theodore Seth Harding by Mrs. Sunshine
H. Ballard of Kentucky in 1939. To be used to purchase theological books.

Rev. and Mrs. D. H. Maitland Trust Fund

Income from a trust fund established in memory of their parents, Rev. and Mrs. D.H. Maitland by son, Ross (Acadia 1941), and daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Ann) Marshall and Mrs. Burton (Catherine) Nichols. To provide financial assistance for Continuing Ministerial Education.

The Charles H. Martell Library Fund

Income from a trust established by the estate of George Arthur Martell, in 1927, to establish the Charles H. Martell Library Fund.

Evelyn Patricia Matheson Trust Fund

A trust fund established by the estate of Evelyn Patricia Matheson of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and held by TD Waterhouse. To provide an annual contribution to the expenses of Acadia Divinity College.

Ella B. McLeod Operating Endowment

To establish an endowment which will provide an annual contribution to the operating expenses of Acadia Divinity College.

Charles and Charlotte Taylor Fund for Clinical Pastoral Education and Prison Ministry

A trust fund has been established and the capital invested for seven years or until the capital reaches $100,000. The income shall be used to sustain programs in Chaplaincy with first priority given to programs in Prison Chaplaincy.

John and Frances Watt and Bruce Watt Missions Endowment

Income from a trust fund established by Dr. David, Neill, and Murray Watt in loving memory of their parents, John and Frances Watt, and their brother, Bruce. Bruce’s wife, Eleanor, and the extended family and friends are also supportive of this endowment. This endowment will be used for mission projects at Acadia Divinity College. This fund is to assist in the training of Christian leaders in cross-cultural and global leadership.

Jarold and Lillian Zeman Operating Endowment

This endowment was established by Lillian Zeman to provide an annual contribution to the operating expenses of Acadia Divinity College.

Academic Lectures Series Endowments
Hayward Lectures

Income from a trust fund of $50,000 established by Mrs. C.C. Hayward of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. To fund an annual lectureship in theology and related subjects.

Gerald K. Simpson Lectureship

Income from a trust fund established by Gerald K. Simpson of Fairhaven, Deer Island, New Brunswick. To provide continuing education for pastors and spouses and students through an annual lectureship in practical theology.

Increasing Endowments
Reverend Patricia Gow Memorial Bursary

This bursary has been established by Shirley Gow and the late Frank Gow in memory of their beloved daughter, Patricia, to honour her contribution to Acadia Divinity College during her years as Adjunct Faculty in Clinical Pastoral Education (1994- 2007). This annual bursary will be awarded to the student who demonstrates a strong aptitude and passion for Clinical Pastoral Education.

Laurie and Muriel Harrison Bursary

Income from a trust fund established by Goldye L. H. and David Rice Smith of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in memory of Laurie Chisholm Harrison and his wife Muriel Gordon (Goldsmith) Harrison to provide financial assistance to a student (or students) who have demonstrated gifts and passion for evangelism, church planting, discipleship, and pastoral care.

Mathias Munyewe Endowment

Income from a trust fund established by friends to honour the memory of Rev. Mathias Munyewe and his work among Muslims in his native country of Malawi, Central Africa. To be used to purchase library books and materials, or toward the expense of speakers for seminars dealing with ministry to Muslims.

Mrs. Dot Taylor Memorial Bursary

A trust fund has been established by the Heritage Trio in memory of Dot Taylor, a trio member. When the endowment reaches $10,000 the income shall be used to provide financial assistance to a student who has musical gifts, and is enrolled in a Master of Divinity program preparing for full-time ministry.

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