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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Millicent (Forsyth-Smith) Rice Women’s Basketball Award

Eligible facultiesAthletics
Other eligibility criteriaNova Scotia

Established in 2020 by the family of Millicent Forsyth-Smith Rice. The award will be presented to a returning student-athlete who is a member of the women’s basketball program. Preference will be given to a Nova Scotia born student-athlete. The recipient shall be passionate about community, possess strong leadership qualities and be in good academic standing.

The recipient will be recommended by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the women’s basketball program.

The Millicent (Forsyth-Smith) Rice Women’s Basketball Award was created to recognize the impact Millicent Forsyth-Smith Rice (’43) made during her time as a member of the Acadia Women’s Basketball program. A graduate of Wolfville High, Forsyth-Smith Rice coached the High School basketball team as a student-athlete. At Acadia, she was captain of the women’s team. Millicent was 98 years of age at the time of her passing in 2019 and was the first of three generations that attended and graduated from Acadia University.


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