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 2017 by Gordon Lummis (’59), this award is granted on a renewable basis to an entering “all around” full-time student who demonstrates financial need and exhibits the qualities of a community leader through volunteering, civic engagement, preferably a varsity football student-athlete.
The lifetime involvement of Gordon Lummis in community activities started while a student at Acadia. He founded the first Acadia Winter Carnival in 1959 and started the Winter Carnival Chapel Fund which resulted in the building of a chapel at Acadia. He was also on Acadia`s first football team in 1956-57. His career was spent in business, community development and public affairs. Retiring to Wolfville, he founded the Friends of Acadia, an advocate group for positive relations between the University and the Associated Alumni of Acadia University. He was elected President of the Alumni Association and served on the Board of Governors for Acadia.