Scholarships and 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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Leslie Eaton Memorial Cup

Trophy | Eligibility: Athletics

The Leslie Eaton Memorial Cup presented annually to the winner of the interclass quarter mile race is the gift of Mrs. Leslie E. Eaton in memory of her husband (Acadia '03).

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Liam Blanchard Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Liam Blanchard Memorial Award was established in 2013 by friends of Liam Blanchard. To be awarded to a returning Acadia female rugby player in recognition of their leadership, community involvement, positive communication skills and general love of life. The recipient will be chosen by the Head Coach of the varsity women's rugby team and the Director of Athletics.

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Lloyd and Anne MacFarlane Family Athletic Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Current 1st year

Established in 2019 by Anne MacFarlane and family. The award will be presented to a first-year student-athlete who is a member of the men’s hockey or football program with preference to a student enrolled in education, science or business.

The recipient will be recommended by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the hockey or football program.

The Lloyd and Anne MacFarlane Family Athletic Award was created to recognize the impact the University has had on the family from which all of Lloyd (’50,’52), Anne (’52), and sons David (’77), Mark (’81), and John (’85) are graduates. Lloyd, David, and Mark all played varsity sports during their time at Acadia including hockey, rugby, and football. This award is also established in memory of Mark who passed away in 2000 and Lloyd who passed away in 2019.

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