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 2019 by Peter Sheppard (’70). To be awarded to a returning varsity men’s hockey player who exemplifies leadership qualities on his team and in the community. The recipient shall be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.50 sessional grade point average. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the varsity men’s hockey program.
The award honours Bill Parker who played for the hockey Axemen from 1952 to 1956 and was team captain. Mr. Parker went on to become Director of Alumni and Vice-President (External Relations) at Acadia University. He was inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.