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.

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1984 Acadia Bursary

Bursary

The 1984 Acadia Bursary was established by investing the residual funds from gifts and endowments for needy students. It provides approximately $2577 annually.

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1993 University Cup Champions Men’s Hockey Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

This award was established in 2021 by members of the 1993 hockey Axemen. It is to be awarded to a returning men’s varsity hockey athlete who demonstrates leadership qualities on and off the ice, competitive spirit, community engagement, and is in good academic standing. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with Head Coach of the men’s varsity hockey program. The inaugural disbursement of funds will be for the 2021-22 academic year.

The 1992-93 hockey Axemen recorded an impressive 22-2-2 record during the regular season. Acadia defeated UNB in the conference final earning a second consecutive appearance at the University Cup national championship. In front of 7,800 fans at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, the Axemen blasted the University of Toronto 12-1 to gain Acadia’s first-ever CIAU Men’s Hockey title.

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1996 University Cup Champions Men’s Hockey Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

This award was established in 2021 by members of the 1996 hockey Axemen. It is to be awarded to a returning men’s varsity hockey athlete who demonstrates leadership qualities on and off the ice, competitive spirit, community engagement, and is in good academic standing.

The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coach of the men’s varsity hockey program. The inaugural disbursement of funds will be for the 2021-2022 academic year. The 1995-1996 Acadia hockey Axemen captured Acadia’s second CIS hockey title in four years, with the ability to both steamroll the opposition and, when necessary, win the close games as well. The Axemen compiled a 19-6-1 regular-season record, then capped a 5-2 playoff run by edging the UPEI Panthers 7-6 in the deciding game of the conference final. At the University Cup in Toronto, Acadia edged Trois Rivieres 4-3 in the semi-final and Waterloo 3-2 in the final to win the national championship.

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2006 AUS Champions Men’s Hockey Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

This award was established in 2021 by members of the 2006 AUS championship hockey Axemen. The recipient shall be in good academic standing, display leadership qualities, and be a positive role model in the community.

The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coach of the men’s varsity hockey program. The inaugural disbursement of funds will be for the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2005-06 hockey Axemen finished atop the AUS regular season standings ultimately capturing the program’s first conference championship in a decade. Acadia boasted several conference all-stars and award recipients as well as a national MVP. Five hockey Axemen were recognized as Academic All Canadians capping a successful season on and off the ice.

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2014 AUS Champions Men’s Hockey Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

This award was established in 2021 by members of the 2014 AUS championship hockey Axemen. It is to be awarded to a returning men’s varsity hockey athlete who demonstrates leadership qualities on and off the ice, competitive spirit, community engagement, and is in good academic standing. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coach of the men’s varsity hockey program. The inaugural disbursement of funds will be for the 2021-22 academic year.

The 2013-14 Acadia Axemen captured the Atlantic University Sport championship. Comprised of a diverse national presence stretching from Victoria, BC to Bonavista, NFLD, this team was a determined and resilient group of people. Not the most talented, but certainly one of the most cohesive and competitively driven teams in recent history. 13 team members earned Academic All-Canadian honours that season among other individual accolades. Team members have since engrained their values in their current communities as medical doctors (3 - Archer, Ridgeway, Schemitsch), professors (1 - Gibbons), ranchers (Morin), lawyers (1 - Gaynor), educators (2 - Ferry, Trask, Randell), coaches (2 - Mosher, Heelis, Makin), businessmen (Girman, MacIntyre, Anderson, Clarke, Buonomo, Brown, Ekelman, McKendry, Glover, Beaton), professional hockey players (3 - Thompson, Owens, Cazzola), and more importantly contributing leaders in society. They put forth this award in the promotion of camaraderie and to encourage pursuits in higher education and lifelong learning.

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Contact

Office of Advancement
Rm 225 University Hall
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
General Inquiries: 902.585.1459
To make a donation: 902.585.1032
Toll Free in North America:
1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)
advancement@acadiau.ca

Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001