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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Hayward Silver Medal

Medal | Eligibility: Arts

The Hayward Silver Medal is awarded at Spring Convocation each year to the graduating student from the Faculty of Arts whose standing is closest to that of the Governor General's medallist. The medal was established in recognition of the many contributions of the Hayward family to Acadia and especially in memory of Constance Hayward (1906-1982). The medal is provided by the Associated Alumni of Acadia University and was first awarded in May 1983.

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Henry Birks Medal in Education

Medal | Eligibility: Education

The Henry Birks Medal in Education is awarded to the student who has attained the highest average in courses of the Bachelor of Education program.

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