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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Established in 2022 by alumni and friends of Acadia football, this award recognizes varsity football student-athletes who are highly motivated in the classroom and on the field. The recipients should display leadership characteristics in all aspects of student life and will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the Head Coach of the Football program. It is the wish of the donors to recognize a minimum of two recipients annually. Bob Vespaziani coached the varsity football program from 1968 to 1978 including eight years as Head Coach starting in 1971. He guided the Axemen to two appearances in the national championship final and was named conference Coach of the Year on three occasions. Bob went on to coach with various CFL teams including Winnipeg, British Columbia and Calgary. He was inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.