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Imagine a welcoming place where every student finds the tools, support, and community needed to thrive. Acadia University is transforming the Students’ Union Building (SUB) into a modern Student Centre. Help us build a revitalized hub where opportunities unfold, wellness is prioritized, and diversity is celebrated.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships change lives: Your gift can provide opportunities and open doors for students. Every donation brings us closer to our goal.

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Athletics Excellence

Acadia's athletics programs thrive with your support, enabling our student-athletes to compete at the highest level.

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Academic Programs

Your gift to academic programs at Acadia fuels cutting-edge research, enriching student experiences and sustaining the university's legacy of academic excellence.

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Your Gift at Work

Quincy Cochrane smiles with scholarship founder Janice MacNeill ('76) at the Halifax Holiday Reception

Attending Acadia was a stretch, and receiving the award helped set me on the path where I am today. It gave me support and allowed me to be more involved on campus without the burden that comes with financial stress.”

Quincy Cochrane ('23), MacNeill Scholar-Bursary recipient

Kelsea Vessey ('21) smiles while speaking at a podium in the Acadia Athletics Complex

“The Kott Award helped relieve financial pressure and allowed me to focus on my academic pursuits, as well as the varsity swim team and engage in co-curricular activities on campus.”

Kelsea Vessey ('21), Geoffrey D. Kott Athlete-Scholar Award recipient

The Student Centre is more than a building. We all want to set students up for success and see this project go ahead. It’s an opportunity to visually create a sense of belonging and a healthy and safe gathering, learning, and workplace for all. It will bring students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines – and the community – back together on campus.

Sadie McAlear ('24)

Giving News

A giant in the Acadia community has passed away. Following the passing earlier today of Arthur L. Irving, Acadia has lost its most vigorous defender, ardent ambassador, enthusiastic cheerleader, and generous benefactor.

ASU President Sadie McAlear ('24) smiles in front of Wheelock Dining Hall

In an inspiring display of student leadership and commitment to the future of Acadia University, the Acadia Students' Union (ASU) has made a $2 million gift to the Build: The Student Centre campaign.

Acadia University has received a transformative $1 million gift from the Acadia Alumni Association that will propel the Build: The Student Centre campaign closer to its $24 million fundraising goal. The generous donation, announced during the Acadia Alumni Awards Dinner[ST1]  in Halifax on April 18, sets the stage for a reimagined student centre that will redefine the university experience on the Wolfville campus.

The Acadia University community came together recently to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Geoffrey D. Kott Athlete-Scholar Awards, a pillar of support for student-athletes striving for excellence in sports and academics.

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Have questions or ideas about giving to Acadia? Please reach out to us! We're happy to connect with you to explain how we can work together to make a lasting impact on the lives of every Acadia student.

Donor Relations

Office of Advancement
Acadia University
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Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6
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