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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Michael Hazard (’81) Memorial Basketball Award

Up to$3,500
Eligible facultiesAthletics

This award was established in 2021 by alumni and friends of men’s basketball in memory of Mike Hazard (’81). It is awarded annually to a men’s varsity basketball student-athlete who demonstrates leadership qualities on and off the court, competitive spirit, community engagement, and is in good academic standing. It is preferred that the recipient is Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour and demonstrates financial need. The recipient is chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the Head Coach of the men’s varsity basketball program.

Rhode Island native Michael Hazard (’81), undoubtedly qualifies as one of the greatest ever basketball Axemen. A Conference and All-Canadian All-Star during his years at Acadia, he ranks high on the team’s list of all-time scoring leaders. Michael was instrumental in helping to lead the basketball Axemen to the national final in 1978. Michael is the only Acadia men’s basketball recipient of the Mike Moser Memorial Trophy presented to the Outstanding Male Basketball Player in the CIS. Michael passed away in 2020.

Value: $3,500+ annually


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