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McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill are Canada’s first comprehensive, leadership-driven scholarships for master’s and professional degree studies. The scholarship program brings together a diverse group of scholars who aspire to lead with purpose – those who have demonstrated leadership potential and an inner drive to make a positive impact in other peoples’ lives.

The scholarships were announced in February 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain, through a landmark gift of $200 million. At the time, it was the single largest gift in Canadian history. Based on their work over the years with some of the top scholarships around the world – such as the Rhodes Scholarships in Oxford, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships in Cape Town, and the Kupe Scholarships in New Zealand – they felt it was crucial that Canada have a comprehensive master’s-level scholarship that builds on, but is not limited to, academic excellence.

“We are looking forward to welcoming promising leaders with entrepreneurial spirit, who foster opportunities not only for themselves – but for those living in the world around them.”

 – Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain

Expanding Internationally

Starting in 2022

The first Canadian McCall MacBain Scholars arrived on campus in September 2021. The scholarship program is expanding to include international students in its third cohort. Applications will open in June 2022 for September 2023 admission.