Scholarships and Financial Assistance

With education costs on the rise, enhancing student assistance is a top priority for Acadia. Each year, we award more than $4 million to students in the form of scholarships, scholar-bursaries, bursaries, awards, and prizes. By maintaining a strong scholarship and financial assistance program, we are able to attract, retain and support our students.

As a donor to scholarships and financial assistance, you can direct your gift toward: general award funds or awards for specific departments, faculties, research, or athletic teams; any existing named awards; or you can create a personal legacy by establishing a named award yourself. By supporting scholarships and financial assistance, you can help to ensure access to all of the rewards of an Acadia education.

If you would like to give generally to the Scholarships and Financial Aid, please click here.

Acadia Alumni Athletic Awards

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Acadia Alumni Athletic Awards are awarded annually on recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics to two Acadia women’s varsity athletes. The recipients should be quality student-athletes who show exemplary leadership and dedication in their sport, community and classroom. Preference is to have the awards directed to two different varsity sports.

The awards have been established by the Associated Alumni of Acadia University.

Donate Now 

Acadia Sports Therapy Clinic Athletic Awards

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Acadia Sports Therapy Clinic Athletic Awards. Established in 2013 by Darren and Ann Booth. To be presented annually, for five years, to returning female and male student-athletes who have overcome significant adversity and demonstrate a strong academic standing, community leadership and an above average commitment to improving their athletic performance through physical, mental or other forms of rehabilitative training. The recipients will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the appropriate therapy and coaching staff.

Donate Now 

Acadia Women’s Hockey Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2015 by friends of the women’s ice hockey team, this bursary is awarded annually to a member of the women’s hockey team in recognition of financial need. The recipient has a solid academic record and shows dedication to her team and community.

Donate Now 

Alden R. Clark Athletic Award

Award of up to $1,505 | Eligibility: Athletics, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Alden R. Clark Athletic Award is provided by Dr. Alden R. Clark (B.A. Acadia, 1924; D.C.L. (Hon.), 1978) of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The award is given on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics to a New Brunswick resident entering their second or subsequent year of study at Acadia who has given evidence of good academic achievement, leadership and sporting behaviour and has participated in varsity intercollegiate sport. At the discretion of the Director of Athletics, two awards of equal value may be made in any given year.

Donate Now 

Alumni Swimming Leadership Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics

Alumni Swimming Leadership Award. Established in 2014 by Rob Harris, Class of 1995. To be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics to an entering or returning varsity swimmer who demonstrates commitment to leadership in the pool while maintaining strong academic standards as a student athlete in the classroom.

This award will be open to eligible students with an academic average of 70% or more.

Donate Now 

Andrews Family Basketball Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Andrews Family Basketball Award was established in 2017 by Amber Andrews (’96). The award will be presented to a student-athlete who:

• is a returning member of the women’s basketball program;

• is in good academic standing;

• demonstrates a hard work ethic and strong leadership with her team;

• provides leadership within the community.

The recipient will be recommended by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the women’s varsity basketball program.

Donate Now 

Arthur Irving Athletics Awards

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2019 by the Irving Family in honour of Chancellor Emeritus Arthur Irving. Awarded at the discretion of the Director of Athletics to facilitate recruitment and retention of outstanding athletes. Awards will be made annually 2020-2022 to: one prospective or returning male student-athlete; one prospective or returning female student-athlete; one women’s rugby student-athlete; one male student-athlete; one female student-athlete.

Donate Now 

AVR-MBS Athletic Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics, Business Administration

Established in 2019 by Annapolis Valley Radio, this award recognizes a returning male varsity student-athlete enrolled in business. Preference will be given to a student who expresses an interest in a journalism career. The recipient must be in good academic standing, demonstrate leadership on the team and in the community. Value: $1,000.

Donate Now 

A rainbow crosses over the Acadia campus

 Alumni & Friends

 Alumni Affairs


Office of Advancement
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6
General Inquiries: 902.585.1459
To make a donation: 902.585.1876
Toll free in North America: 1.866.ACADIAU (1.866.222.3428)

Charitable Registration Number 106681893 RR0001