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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Taylor Family Athletic Leadership Award

Eligible facultiesAthletics

The Taylor Family Athletic Leadership Award was established in 2019 by Ralph Taylor (’61, ’62, ’63). The award will be presented to a student-athlete who is a member of the men’s hockey or football program. The recipient shall be passionate about community, possess strong leadership qualities and be in good academic standing. The award shall alternate annually between both programs beginning with men’s hockey for the 2022-23 academic year. The recipient will be recommended by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the hockey or football program.

The Taylor Family Leadership Athletic Award was created to recognize the impact that athletics played in the lives of Ralph (’61, ’62 and ‘’63) and Bill Taylor (’83). Ralph was a member of the varsity men’s football program from 1957-1961 and Bill played for the hockey Axemen from 1979-1984.


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