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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Sonny Wolfe Football Award

Eligible facultiesAthletics

This award was established in 2021 by former varsity football athletes and friends of Sonny Wolfe. The recipient shall be in good academic standing, display leadership qualities, and be a positive role model in the community. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coach of the men’s varsity football program. The inaugural disbursement of funds will be for the 2021-22 academic year.

Sonny Wolfe coached the football Axemen for 19 seasons beginning in 1983. He guided the program to three conference championships in 1986, 1995 and 1998. He helped to develop more than 20 players who went on to pro football careers in the CFL. For over four decades Sonny Wolfe mentored many young men in a sport they loved and guided them to even greater things.


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