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McCall MacBain Scholarships

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Are you ready to challenge yourself, learn from others, and make a positive impact in other people’s lives?

Every year, up to 20 full scholarships will be offered across Canada. Close to 60 other awards of $5,000 or $10,000 each will be offered during the interview process as well.

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We’re looking for:

Do you value excellence, hard work, service, and lifelong learning? Do you strive to act with integrity, honesty, and empathy? Do you have the tenacity to pursue long-term goals? Are you willing to take meaningful risks?

Do you value working for and with others to address challenges facing a community? Do you pursue a breadth and depth of interests, through your activities outside the classroom?

Do you believe in working with and leading others towards a common goal? Are you ready to take on tough leadership roles to advance meaningful change? Are you driven to help others and to develop the potential of those you lead?

Are you able to identify unmet needs and motivate others in developing creative solutions to address those needs? Do you believe in forging new paths and not being held back by fear of failure?

Do you have a deep interest in and curiosity about people, ideas, and the world around you? Are you interested in working with people who have different perspectives? Is there a good fit between your proposed graduate program, your qualifications, and your future plans?

Eligibility criteria

To apply in 2020, applicants needed to meet the following criteria:


You have Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status in Canada


You have a bachelor’s degree, or are on track to graduate before August 2021

Interest in Graduate School

You plan to apply for Fall 2021 admission to an eligible full-time master’s or professional program at McGill University

How to apply

Two applications are required:

  1. The McCall MacBain Scholarship application was open from June 15 to September 24, 2020 at 4 PM EDT, for those planning to start a program in Fall 2021.
  2. Applicants must also apply directly to McGill for at least one eligible full-time master’s or professional program. Program admission requirements and timelines vary, so please research the ones that interest you. We will ask you to apply by the first deadline for Fall 2021 admission, or by mid-December 2020 at the latest if you are selected for final interviews.

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