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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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.
Award | Eligibility: International student
The Killam American Award is awarded annually to up to three citizens of the United States who live in residence at Acadia. The award may also be used to assist a Canadian student enrolled at Acadia to attend a university in the United States for one year only. Established in 2001, the award provides support up to a maximum of total residence fees.
Award of up to $6,000 | Eligibility: Geology, Returning student (has completed Acadia University Geology Field School)
The Kirk Woodman Memorial Award is awarded annually to a returning student majoring in Geology, who has completed the Acadia University Geology field school, on the recommendation of the Earth and Environmental Science department. The deserving recipient will be a well-rounded individual with strong quality of character and integrity, viewed as a leader by faculty and peers alike. The recipient must enjoy working in a variety of field conditions, be able to work independently or in a team, and have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to a student demonstrating community involvement and one who regularly enriches the lives of others.
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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