John McCall MacBain MacBain announces scholarships for Niagara Falls high school students

NIAGARA FALLS — While current students and alumni gathered at A.N. Myer Secondary School over the weekend to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary, one alumnus in particular had a little something special planned.

John MacBain returned to his old stomping grounds to announce what he called the McCall MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships. There will be six scholarships in total, with three going to students from his alma mater and the other three to be awarded across all five high schools in the city.

“It’s a better chance for students at Myer to go off to university with a good scholarship and pay their expenses there,” MacBain said, adding that the first scholarships will be announced at the end of this school year.

Students currently entering their final year of high school will be eligible to apply for the awards.

“This is an important scholarship for me and my wife, Marcy,” MacBain said. “We both grew up in small towns, and I know the drive, hard work ethic and real commitment to community found in small towns. Through the McCall MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships, we want to make sure that students here have the same opportunities as those in larger cities to realize their potential.”

MacBain founded the McCall MacBain Foundation in 2006, after he sold his Trader Classified Media business. Since then, he has donated more than $200 million for scholarships, education, health and environmental projects in Canada and Europe.