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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Al Charuk Football Award
Established in 2020 by Al Charuk (’75). To be awarded to a returning varsity men’s football player who demonstrates a hard work ethic, leadership qualities and community involvement. 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 football program. The inaugural disbursement to the successful recipient will be for the 2021-22 academic year.
The award honours Al Charuk, former football Axemen. Al played for three seasons with the Axemen capturing the Hec Crighton Award in 1974. His leadership and hard work at Acadia led to an eight year career in Canadian Football League where Al was a Schenley Award nominee given annually to the top Canadian in the CFL. Al Charuk was inducted into the Acadia University Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.