McCall Huron County Scholarships Launched

HURON COUNTY – Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain announced the launch of the McCall Huron County Scholarships with a special celebration in Benmiller last week.

Dr. McCall MacBain is the co-founder of the McCall MacBain Foundation, established with her husband John McCall MacBain in 2007 with the mission of improving human welfare through focused grants in education, health and the environment. She grew up in Huron County and holds degrees from McMaster, the London School of Economics, and Oxford University.

With these new scholarships, the McCall MacBain Foundation will grant up to five university scholarships to graduating students from the following Huron County high schools: Central Huron Secondary School, F.E. Madill Secondary School, Goderich District Collegiate Institute, St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School, and South Huron District Secondary School.

 

Recipients will be selected based on their strong character, including honesty, integrity, hard work, and willingness to take responsibility; proven track record of community involvement, such as volunteering, athletics, and extra-curricular activities; and leadership potential. Students currently entering their final year of high school will be eligible to apply for the awards.

The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 28, 2018. Each scholarship is renewable and valued at up to $24,000 over four years of study at a public Canadian university. An additional $2,000 in funding (renewable annually) will be provided as a travel grant for out-of-province study.

“Young people from Huron County are adventurous, talented, generous and – above all – hold an enormous amount of promise to make important contributions to their communities and to this country”, said McCall MacBain. “Born and raised near Seaforth, I know firsthand how a well-supported university education can enhance a young person’s understanding of the best ways to give back, and how crucial that is to building community and driving impact at home. John and I want to ensure that kind of support is provided here in Huron County.”

Dr. McCall MacBain completed her DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care at Oxford University, where she is currently a Fellow at Oxford’s Kellogg College and Research Fellow and Director of Online Education at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine housed at Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

The McCall MacBain Foundation has also made significant investments in the leadership potential of young people through other scholarships, most notably the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University and the Loran Scholarships in Canada, as well as at several universities including McGill and Dalhousie in Canada and the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships based in South Africa.