Scholarships & 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.

Bruce Beliveau Athletic Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Pure and Applied Science, Education

To be awarded to a student-athlete with Soccer, Basketball or Volleyball in any year of study. Preference will be given to students enrolled in education or science. The successful recipient must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. The recipient shall be chosen by the Director of Varsity Athletics in consultation with the Head Coach of the respective programs as outlined above.

Bruce Beliveau was a multi-sport athlete at Acadia and excelled academically. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biology in 1973 and a Bachelor of Education degree in 1974. During his time at Acadia, he was a member of the Junior Varsity Basketball team, Varsity Volleyball and Soccer teams. He was honoured as Soccer Team MVP in his final year. Following graduation, Bruce began his lifelong career as an Educator in Alberta. For over 40 years, he taught students a love of science, coached high school and community sports, led school communities as a Principal, and finished up his career as a District Superintendent. His lifelong love of sports has never stopped - he has continued to coach and play a variety of sports and is still an active member of a men's volleyball team that has played together for decades. These days, he is most often seen on the golf course or as a cheerleader on the sidelines for his grandchildren as they enter into the world of sport themselves.

Donate Now 


Office of Advancement
Rm 225 University Hall
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
General Inquiries: 902.585.1026
To make a donation: 902.585.1912
Toll Free in North America:
1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)

Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001