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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Ronald Reid Prescott Hockey Scholarship

Eligible facultiesAthletics

Established in 2016 by Tom Prescott ’58. The award will be presented to a student-athlete who:

• is a member of the men’s varsity hockey program;

• is in good academic standing;

• has otherwise demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship both in and out of the athletic arena.

The recipient will be recommended by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coach of the men’s varsity hockey program.

This award is in memory of Ronald Reid Prescott ’30. Ronald was an engineering student and member of the Acadia hockey Axemen who demonstrated strong character, and the ability to combine athletic and academic endeavours to obtain his education objectives.


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