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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David Hastings Hockey Award


Established in 2019 by David and Patricia Hastings, this award recognizes a member of the Axemen varsity hockey team, preferably a goaltender.

David Hastings graduated from Acadia in 1974 with a BBA and had a career in the oil and gas industry for 35 years as a senior manager and is a FCPA, FCMA and CPFA. A longtime member of Acadia’s Board of Governors and Business School Advisory Board, David’s other Acadia commitment was as goaltender of the Axemen (70-74) before being drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers. He is President of the Class of 1974 and a Hockey Honour Roll inductee in 2008.

Value: $10,000


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