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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John and Helen Huard Football Awards

Eligible facultiesAthletics

John & Helen Huard Football Awards were established in 2020 by former members of the varsity football program coached by John Huard. The awards will be presented to student-athletes who are members of the men’s football program. The recipients shall be in good academic standing, show a passion for guiding and inspiring teammates to compete at the highest level and be positive role models in the community. The recipients will be recommended by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the men’s football program.

The John & Helen Huard Football Awards were created to recognize the impact John Huard had at Acadia University. John guided the football Axemen program to two national championship titles in 1979 and 1981. His disciplined approach to coaching and in life made a positive impact on the lives of those who played for him.


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