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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Dr. Blair Jarrett Hockey Award

Up to$3,000
Eligible facultiesAthletics, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science

Established in 2021 by Blair Jarrett. To be awarded to a returning men’s varsity hockey athlete who demonstrates leadership qualities on and off the ice and is in good academic standing in Health Sciences or Kinesiology. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with Head Coach of the men’s varsity hockey program. The inaugural disbursement of funds will be for the 2021-22 academic year.

Blair was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and recruited to Acadia after playing four years in the Ontario Hockey League. He was a member of the 2006 AUS championship team in his rookie season as a hockey Axemen, 4-time Academic All-Canadian with a BSc in Biology and Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy Program graduate, S.M.I.L.E. program volunteer and recipient of the George Wilbert Cox medal. Blair is now a practicing family physician and attributes his academic and athletic experiences at Acadia as being the integral foundation to his career in medicine.

Value: $3,000 annually


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