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.

Alan R. Dennis Leadership Award


Awarded annually to a returning student, the Alan R. Dennis Leadership Award recognizes high academic achievement and strong leadership qualities as evidenced through extracurricular involvement and/or community activities. The recipient must have a minimum 80% average and display good citizenship within the Acadia community.

The award was established in 2019 and made possible through the generosity of Dr. Alan R. Dennis (Acadia, Class of 1982). After studying Computer Science at Acadia, Dr. Dennis received his MBA from Queen’s University in 1984 and his PhD from Arizona State University in 1991. Dr. Dennis currently holds the John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.


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Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
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Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001