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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Laura Sanders Athletic Award

Eligible facultiesAthletics

Established in 2021 by Women’s Basketball Alumni (Grads 1991-97). This award will recognize a returning player who is a passionate team player exhibiting mental toughness and pride for the program. They are an athlete willing to give the “extra 5 percent” and respects those around them. The inaugural disbursement will be for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Laura Sanders was a multi-sport coach (field hockey, soccer and basketball) who led the Acadia Women’s Basketball program from 1984-2004. Laura’s passion, hard work and commitment to the program has left a lasting impression on many under her leadership. Laura was inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.


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