Cora Gray and Madeline Sampson Bursary

Bursary Information

This bursary was established by a generous gift from the estate of Rev. MacPherson Eaton. The bursary is named after Deacon Cora Gray and Deacon 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 identify as African Nova Scotian, and who demonstrates financial need.


The deadline for submission is August 31, 2023
The deadline for the winter term only is December 12, 2023

  • Financial assistance will only be considered for students with demonstrated financial need.
  • Students who are already in receipt of tuition reduction are not eligible to receive further financial assistance.
  • Students enrolled in non-credit programs are not eligible to receive financial assistance (i.e. Certificate in Ministerial Studies and Lay Leadership).
  • If awarded, financial assistance will be sent to Student Accounts of Acadia University to be applied directly to the student’s account.
  • Value and Duration
  • The amount of the award varies dependent upon available funds.



I understand that my request for this bursary, I am demonstrating financial need. By making this application request, I certify that my

projected household and expenses for the current term are greater than my projected household income.

I declare this information to be true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if my application is audited, I may be required to

provide details to support my claim that my household expenses are greater than my household income.

I agree to advise Acadia Divinity College if there is any significant reduction in my financial need during this academic term.

I declare that I have registered as a student for the current year/term.

I am a member or adherent of a church affiliated with the African United Baptist Association, and/or of African Nova Scotia heritage.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students

Acadia Divinity College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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