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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Crystal Hennigar Memorial Hockey Award

Eligible facultiesAthletics

Established in 2014 by Terry and Heather Hennigar. To be awarded to a returning varsity men's hockey player who demonstrates caring and compassion for others and possesses a positive attitude. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum 80% average and is a community role model. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the men's hockey program.

This award is in memory of an Acadia "hockey Mom & daughter". Crystal's father, Terry, was a member of the varsity men's hockey team in the 1960s and her son Michael joined the hockey Axemen in 2013, graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2017 and Education in 2018. Crystal was a true inspiration to her family, in particular her sons, Michael and Adam, and her many friends and nursing colleagues. Her legacy was putting others ahead of herself through kindness, respect and a positive attitude. Crystal lost her battle to cancer in 2014.


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