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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Gi (Corcoran) Forsyth Basketball Award

Up to$1,000
Eligible facultiesAthletics

Established in 2020 by Winnie Horton (`64). This award recognizes a varsity women’s basketball student-athlete who is passionate about her sport, is engaged with academics and her community. Value: $1,000.

Gi (Corcoran) Forsyth coached women’s basketball at Acadia from 1952 to 1959. In addition, she coached field hockey, volleyball, swimming, and track & field. During that time, she was a Phys. Ed. instructor for first year female student-athletes. This award is named in memory of Jean Marsh, a great friend to Gi and her family. Jean was a former Director of the School of Secretarial Science retiring after 36 years of service and an award that bears her name is given annually to Acadia’s female athlete of the year.


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