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.

If you would like to give generally to the Scholarships and Financial Aid, please click here.

Acadia Alumni Athletics Awards

Eligible facultiesAthletics

The Acadia Alumni Athletics Awards will encompass two $5,000 awards for women’s varsity sports, based on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics. The Director will consider the following criteria when making their recommendation:

-Preference is to have the awards directed toward two different women’s varsity sports.

-Recipients will demonstrate or possess the following:

• Rigorous minimum academic standard;

• A significant contribution to the teams’ success (e.g. team leadership);

• A high-quality student-athlete and human being who represents Acadia in a quality manner, both on and off the court.

• Preference will be given to a student-athlete who demonstrates financial need and represents equity-seeking populations.


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