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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Douglas and Patricia Armstrong Award

Other eligibility criteriaEntering first year, Nova Scotia

The Douglas and Patricia Armstrong Award is presented annually to an incoming student in financial need from Nova Scotia, preferably from Kings County.

The award was established in 2021 by Douglas and Patricia Armstrong’s children in honour of their parents’ love of, and dedicate to, Acadia University. Douglas, a proud graduate of Horton Academy (’44), studied engineering at Acadia and was a versatile athlete, competing on all three for the Rugby, Track & Field, and Hockey teams. Pat Nancy Armstrong, nee Fraser, had a love of the arts, started 1st year studies for a BA and found time to compete on the Freshette Swim Team. Doug and Pat met at Acadia, then Pat went on to study nursing in Halifax. They married, raised five daughters while Doug ran a successful business in Kingston, NS. They were very proud to be part of the Acadia family, valued education, and helping others. It is the family’s hope that this award will support local students in pursuit of their academic goals and endeavours.


Office of Advancement
Rm 225 University Hall
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
General Inquiries: 902.585.1459
To make a donation: 902.585.1459
Toll Free in North America:
1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)

Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001