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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Wells Family Athletic Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2019 by Derek Wells ‘68. The award will be alternated between a member of the varsity men’s hockey program and a female student-athlete. The recipient shall be in good academic standing and demonstrates strong leadership on the team and in the community. The recipient will be recommended by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach.

The Wells Family Athletic Award is in recognition of Don Wells, member of varsity men’s hockey (1964-65), varsity men’s hockey coach (1965-84) and athletic director (1984-97) his son Michael Wells, member of varsity men’s hockey (1985-88), his daughter Wendi Ann Wells, varsity women’s soccer and All Canadian (1987-91) and brother Derek Wells, varsity track runner (1965-1968).

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Women in Sport Award

Award of up to $1,500 | Eligibility: Athletics, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering final Year

Established in 2018, the recipient shall be a returning female athlete in her 3rd, 4th or 5th year of eligibility. The award shall be awarded to the same recipient two consecutive years. The recipient should be committed to excellence in her sport, while exemplifying leadership characteristics that make them a positive role model for women and girls in the area of sport. The recipient must be in good academic standing.

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Woo Hockey Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2015 by Kam-Lun Peter Woo, Class of 1971. To be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics to an entering or returning varsity hockey player in recognition of academic achievement and a commitment to teamwork.

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