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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Kevin Dickie Athletic Leadership Awards

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2021 by friends of former Athletic Director Kevin Dickie. To be awarded to a male and female student-athlete who demonstrate leadership qualities with their respective team and in the community. The recipients shall be in good academic standing. The recipients will be chosen by the Head Coach of the varsity men’s hockey team and the Director of Athletics. Kevin Dickie served as Athletic Director from 2011 until his retirement in 2021. Over that time, one of Kevin’s priorities was nurturing development of leadership within the department and in the community.

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Kevin Dickie Hockey Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2021 by former hockey athletes of Kevin Dickie. To be awarded to a men’s hockey player who is in good academic standing and show leadership on the team and in the community. The recipient will be chosen by the Head Coach of the varsity men’s hockey team and the Director of Athletics.

Kevin Dickie coached the hockey Axemen for three seasons from 1997 to 2000 leading the program to three consecutive conference championships. In his rookie season behind the bench, Acadia earned a silver medal at the University Cup in Saskatoon. Kevin returned to Acadia as Director of Varsity Athletics from 2011 until his retirement in 2021. During his collective 13 years at Acadia, Kevin’s leadership and positive influence helped countless student-athletes excel in athletics, academics and community life.

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Kevin Powell Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Kevin Powell Memorial Award is awarded annually to a student in the second, third or fourth year of a degree program. This award is designated for a member of the Acadia Axemen Hockey team who demonstrates character, team leadership and motivation, as well as community spirit and involvement. In the event that there are no eligible members of the Acadia Axemen Hockey team, the award may be made to any active varsity athlete. The endowed award was established in 2004 by Joyce and Grant Powell and family in memory of their son Kevin.

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Kristin Pipe Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Kristin Pipe Memorial Award is awarded annually on recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics and the Varsity Football Coach to a second or subsequent year Acadia varsity football player. The recipient should be committed to excellence both as a student and athlete while demonstrating exemplary leadership and dedication both on and off the field. The recipient will demonstrate similar characteristics to which made Kristin Pipe so special. The award is in memory of Kristin Pipe (BBA Acadia, 2003) who attended Acadia University from 1999 until 2004 and played quarterback. Kristin always put the team first and demonstrated outstanding leadership. He was a true champion and positive role model, who fought a private, personal health battle while at Acadia before passing away shortly thereafter in 2005 at the age of 26.

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Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
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