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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Liz Vermeulen Women’s Sport Award

Up to$1,000
Eligible facultiesAthletics

Established in 2021 by former female athletes coached by Liz. To be awarded to a returning women’s varsity athlete who demonstrates leadership qualities with her respective program and is in good academic standing. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coaches of the women’s varsity programs. The inaugural disbursement of funds will be for the 2021-22 academic year.

Liz Vermeulen coached several women’s varsity programs through the 1960s and 70s including basketball, field hockey, volleyball and curling. Professionally, Liz has been a tireless and effective member of associations established to promote intercollegiate sports. As a member since ’62 of the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, she contributed immensely to such founding programs as the Adapted Program and Teacher Education in P.E. Fittingly, in 1987, she was made a “Fellow of CAHPER”! Miss Vermeulen was also very involved in the founding committee that established in Nova Scotia the Teachers’ Association of Physical Education.

Value: $1,000+ annually


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