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.

Brian Walling Football Award

Eligible facultiesAthletics

Established in 2019 by Brian Walling. To be awarded to a returning football athlete. The recipient must be in good academic standing, and present strong leadership qualities in the community. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coach of the men’s varsity football program.

Brian Walling was a Hec Crighton nominee at Acadia and a three-time conference MVP and named an All-Canadian. He smashed conference and national records during his five years. After Acadia, Brian enjoyed a ten-year CFL career including eight with the Edmonton Eskimos. He was a member of two Grey Cup championships.


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