McCall MacBain Scholarship

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill University are Canada’s first comprehensive, leadership-driven scholarships for master’s and professional degree studies (they are not intended for PhD programs). 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 scholarship covers tuition and fees for the full normal duration of the master’s or professional program, a living stipend of $2,000 CAD per month during academic terms, and a relocation grant for moving to Montréal.

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Campus Deadline

August 22 (If you miss the deadline, please contact Barbara Gorka as soon possible to discuss your individual case)

National Deadline

Mid- to late September. Confirm exact date on the foundation website.

Institutional Nomination

The McCall MacBain Scholarship requires that current students and recent alumni (those who have graduated within the past two years) seek campus nomination. To be considered for nomination, applicants must submit drafts of all their short and long essays by the campus deadline to Barbara Gorka, Director of Fellowships Advising ( All other candidates are encouraged to work with Fellowships Advising on their applications, but are not required to seek nomination.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

You can apply for the McCall MacBain Scholarship if you are planning to apply for admission to a full-time master’s or professional degree at McGill University. The program must consist of 45 credits or more and take place primarily on McGill’s downtown or Macdonald campuses. There are no citizenship restrictions or GPA requirements.

The selection criteria are:

Campus Contact

Barbara Gorka

Director, Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising

Phone: 215-204-0708