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 of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics
Established in 2017 by Savior Joseph, Axemen Basketball 1997-2002, is in honor and memory of Savior’s father, P.C. Joseph, for his lifelong support of Savior’s leadership and basketball development. The award, awarded to a returning men’s basketball player, is in recognition of their leadership, community involvement, positive communication skills and good academic standing. The recipient will be chosen by the Head Coach of the varsity men’s basketball team and the Director of Athletics.
Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year
The Paul E. Chandler Memorial Award is awarded annually to an entering or returning student at Acadia who is a member of the Varsity Swim Team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in scholastic and extra-curricular activities. The award is made on recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics. Paul E. Chandler (B.Sc., Appl. Sc. Cert. Acadia, 1956) was a chemical engineer and captain of the Acadia Swim Team.
Award | Eligibility: Athletics
Established in 2019 by Paul McFarland (’10). To be awarded to a returning varsity men’s hockey player who demonstrates exemplary leadership qualities in the classroom and the community. The recipient will be dedicated and known to go above and beyond the expectations held for a student-athlete. The recipient shall be in good academic standing. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the varsity men’s hockey program.
The award honours Paul McFarland, former hockey captain. His passion for teaching, coaching and helping others was gained through his Acadia experience and has led to his professional coaching career in the Canadian Hockey League and National Hockey League.
Award | Eligibility: Athletics
Established in 2019 by Peter Lynch. The recipient shall be a returning varsity men’s hockey student-athlete who displays a strong work ethic, leadership qualities, passion for the community and in good academic standing. The recipient shall be selected by the head coach of the men’s hockey program in consultation with the director of athletics.
Peter Lynch graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1970. He was a member of the hockey Axemen team from 1966 to 1969. His support for the hockey program continued beyond his time as a student. Peter is a member of the Acadia Axemen Hockey Honour Roll.