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: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Wanda Langley Award will be awarded annually on recommendation of the Biology Department to support a student majoring in Biology who is participating in research activities; demonstrates initiative and improvement in their academic program; and possesses strong community and Acadia spirit. Preference will be given to Honours students.
The award was established in 2008 through contributions from faculty and staff in honour of Wanda Langley. Wanda’s 36.5 years of commitment to Acadia and her dedication to students are celebrated though this award.
The Willett House Award is provided annually to a returning student who is a resident of any house and exhibits house spirit while maintaining a satisfactory academic standing and who has contributed to university or community life through extra-curricular activities. The award was made possible through the initiative of the 1997/1998 Willett House Residence Council.
Award | Eligibility: Arts, Classics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The William G. Fletcher Memorial Award in Classics is presented each year to a classics student who achieves excellence in the subject and who best demonstrates its application to the modern world. The award is provided in memory of Dr. Fletcher, Head of the Classics Department, 1967-1977.
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.
Award of up to $1,000
Established in 2019 by Nancy Handrigan (’92) and Peter Oleskevich in honour of their daughters’ love of volleyball and rugby, this award recognizes a female varsity student-athlete who is passionate about her sport, is engaged with academics and her community, and has contagious enthusiasm. Value: $1,000.
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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