McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill (rising seniors & graduates)

Campus deadline to declare your intent to apply is 11:30 pm EST on August 31, 2022, in advance of the direct application deadline at 4:00 pm ET on September 21, 2022.  

The McCall MacBain Scholarships bring together exceptional students from all disciplines who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University. As a McCall MacBain Scholar, you’ll be able to pursue a fully funded master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University. 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.

*Please note that the program requires an institutional form, so you must declare your intent to apply through this form by 11:30 pm EST on August 31 in order to be eligible to apply to the program directly by the official deadline in September.

Full details and application via the McCall MacBain website.


Who is eligible?

  • Candidates in all fields or majors;
  • From any country; and 
  • Planning to apply in the same application cycle for admission to a full-time master's or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University.

What makes a strong applicant for this fellowship?

  • Exceptional character: 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?

  • Community engagement: 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?

  • Leadership potential: 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?

  • Entrepreneurial spirit: 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?

  • Academic strength and intellectual curiosity: 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?


Applications and Timelines

August 31, 2022 at 11:30 pm EST:

Declare your intent to apply to the McCall MacBain Scholarships via this form.  Please note that since the program requires an institutional form, you are only eligible to apply directly to the program in September (see below) if you go through this campus process.

September 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm ET:

Apply directly for the first global cohort of the McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill.  See their official website for details and additional information.

November 5 - December 2, 2022

Regional interviews.

March 8 - 12, 2023:

Final interviews.


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