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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Allen Family Football Award

Up to$2,000
Eligible facultiesAthletics

Established in 2021 by Todd Allen (’98). This award recognizes a varsity football student-athlete who excels in football and academics and is engaged with the community. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the Head Coach of the football program.

The Allen family has been active in Canadian Interuniversity Sport for generations. Todd Allen (’98) is a 2-time AUS conference champion (’95 & ’98) with the Axemen. His father Tom Allen and Uncle Robbie Allen both played football at Bishop’s University with Robbie going on to play in the CFL with the BC Lions. Todd’s Grandfather Bob Allen was a multi-sport athlete at Western University playing varsity football, basketball, track & field and lacrosse. Beyond Tom Allen’s playing days, he went on to coach football for 40 years, was the Athletics Director at Bishop’s University, President of CIS Sport and RSEQ Commissioner upon retirement.

Value: $2,000 annually


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