McCall MacBain

The McCall MacBain Scholarship will cover your tuition and fees for an eligible master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill and provide you with a living stipend of $2,000 per month during academic terms. 

This financial support enables McCall MacBain Scholars to fully participate in the opportunities provided as part of this unique program.

Join a Community

Making Positive Change

The McCall MacBain Scholarship is about much more than financial support. We believe in the power of community. As a McCall MacBain Scholar, you will be an active member of a diverse group of peers, mentors, and advisors who value working with others to address complex challenges facing communities large and small.

Program Overview

McCall MacBain Scholars are asked to bring an openness and commitment to learning from one another. As scholars, you’ll come together as a cohort during annual summer retreats, bi-weekly seminars, monthly speaker series, and connect with global thinkers through an annual Principal’s Lecture, workshops, and other events. All while studying in one of the world’s greatest multicultural and multilingual cities.

While McCall MacBain Scholars will go on to work on a broad range of challenges in different sectors, they are united by a shared vision of the kind of leaders they want to be: leaders who serve others with integrity and humility, who are committed to continual learning and bridge-building, and who take bold, meaningful risks.

This program will give you tools to:

Develop Your
Leadership Skills

As part of a cohort of scholars from different fields, you’ll participate in an intensive leadership development curriculum, including seminars and coaching sessions, to help you better tackle complex challenges and deepen your impact. Together, you’ll develop your understanding of yourself, of others, and of the systems that affect us all.

Connect with
Mentors & Advisors

As a McCall MacBain Scholar, you’ll be matched with supportive, experienced mentors and advisors. During your studies, they will challenge you to reach your goals and help you set new ones. They can also introduce you to a broader network of people who can advise you on specific problems and on next steps after your degree and beyond.

Expand Your

In addition to developing your leadership skills, you’ll have opportunities to expand your knowledge and feed your curiosity. You can tailor your McCall MacBain Scholar experience, selecting from a breadth of workshops and talks. You and your peers will help set the agenda for these activities and have the option to share your own savoir-faire with one another.

Open to all disciplines

You can apply for the McCall MacBain Scholarship in 2021 if you are planning to apply for Fall 2022 admission to a full-time master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University. Programs with Summer 2022 admission only are also acceptable. The program must consist of 45 credits or more and take place primarily on one of McGill’s two campuses.

Master's Degrees

MA (Arts), MArch (Architecture), MATL (Arts in Teaching and Learning), MBA (Business Administration), MEd (Education), MEng (Engineering), MISt (Information Studies), MM (Management), MMus (Music), MPP (Public Policy), MSc (Science), MScA (Science, Applied), MScAPT (Science, Applied in Physical Therapy), MScAOT (Science, Applied in Occupational Therapy), MSW (Social Work), MUP (Urban Planning), LLM (Law), STM (Sacred Theology). Explore all programs on the McGill Graduate Admissions website.

Second-Entry Professional Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate certificates, executive master’s programs, PhDs, joint degree programs, qualifying-year studies, and programs that take place outside of Montreal are examples of programs not covered by the McCall MacBain Scholarships.

If you have questions about the eligibility of a program, please email us at [email protected]

A full range of awards

As a McCall MacBain Scholarship applicant, you are eligible for additional awards. Close to 60 finalist and regional awards will be offered to candidates who distinguish themselves during the interview process.


Finalist awards of $10,000 each, for graduate studies at McGill University


Regional awards of $5,000 each, for graduate studies at any public university in Canada

Ready to explore new concepts and challenge yourself while working with a diverse cohort of fellow scholars?