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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Haley Medal and Prize

Medal | Eligibility: Athletics

The Haley Medal and Prize are awarded at Spring Convocation in conjunction with a trophy to the female graduating student who has made the most outstanding contribution to varsity athletics, other extracurricular activities and scholarship. The medal and trophy were donated in 1990 by the Haley family to honour Jean Ingraham Haley, Acadia '37, and the four generations of Haley men and women who have contributed greatly to athletics at Acadia. In recognition of generous gifts from Peter (’67) and Luci Haley in 2015, and from David (’64) and Ellen Haley in 2017, a cash prize was added and is awarded annually to the recipient of the Haley Medal.

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Hawkins-Scoon STEM Athletic Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Pure and Applied Science

Awarded annually to a returning varsity cross-country student athlete, the Hawkins-Scoon STEM Award recognizes strong leadership qualities as evidenced through commitment to Acadia varsity athletics and academic achievement. Preference will be given to a female student from Acadia WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) to empower and encourage women in the pursuit of STEM careers.

Established in 2019, the award was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Nicole Hawkins-Scoon. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Honours at Acadia in 2004 before pursuing her medical career in Dermatology. During her time at Acadia Nicole was a Varsity Cross-Country runner, Track & Field athlete, and a member of the Acadia Power Cheer team. Nicole is a strong advocate for women in STEM.

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Hockey Player Memorial Trophy

Trophy | Eligibility: Athletics

The Hockey Player Memorial Trophy is presented for annual award to the first year hockey player who, in the judgment of the hockey coach, has shown most improvement during the season.

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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: 902.585.1459
Toll Free in North America:
1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)
advancement@acadiau.ca

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