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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Paul McFarland Captain in the Community Award

Eligible facultiesAthletics

Established in 2019 by Paul McFarland (’10). To be awarded to a returning varsity men’s hockey player who demonstrates exemplary leadership qualities in the classroom and the community. The recipient will be dedicated and known to go above and beyond the expectations held for a student-athlete. The recipient shall be in good academic standing. 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 Paul McFarland, former hockey captain. His passion for teaching, coaching and helping others was gained through his Acadia experience and has led to his professional coaching career in the Canadian Hockey League and National Hockey League.


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