John McCall MacBain Graduate Scholarship at Wadham College, University of Oxford

The John McCall MacBain Scholarship is a scholarship for McGill graduates to undertake a degree at the master’s or doctoral level offered by Wadham College at the University of Oxford.

About the John McCall MacBain Scholarship at Wadham

This scholarship was established by friends of John McCall MacBain in his honour to support talented McGill graduates of strong character with leadership potential to improve the lives of others.

The award is valued at up to GBP 40,000 – 50,000 per year for the regular duration of the graduate course taken full-time. Note that the actual amount will be determined by the McCall MacBain Foundation each year and will be based on the cost of tuition and fees for the particular course of study and Wadham College’s fees, including fees for room and board in College accommodation.

Note that applicants must apply and be admitted to the University of Oxford in a graduate degree that is offered at Wadham College.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Fall 2022




Selection and Renewal Criteria

  • Students will be selected on the basis of their character, community leadership, and academic excellence and will have their award renewed on the basis of the same

*Note that application to and acceptance at the University of Oxford are independent from application to the John McCall MacBain Graduate Scholarship.


Application Process and Timeline

Now: Register your interest

To access the application for the John McCall MacBain Scholarship, sign up below to be notified when it goes live for graduate studies beginning in fall 2022.

January 2022: Apply to Oxford

Students must apply to a graduate course offered by Wadham College at Oxford by Oxford’s January 2022 deadline.

Apply by April 11, 2022

Once you have received your acceptance from Oxford, submit your scholarship application to us by 4:00pm EDT on April 11th, 2022.

The application to the John McCall MacBain Scholarship at Wadham consists of a comprehensive application form, one-page resume, transcripts, and two references (one academic and one community).

Ask your references early! They can begin and complete their reference before you finalize your application. Your references must use the relevant link below to complete their reference by the deadline of April 11th at 4:00pm EDT:

Academic reference: 

Community reference: 

Candidates invited for an interview will be notified by April 26, 2022. Interviews will take place on May 5, 2022.


About John McCall MacBain, O.C.

John McCall MacBain grew up in Niagara Falls and completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University, where he was president of the Student Society of McGill University. From there, he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and completed an M.A. in Law from Wadham College at Oxford University. From 1987 to 2006, Mr. McCall MacBain was the founder, president and CEO of Trader Classified Media, the world’s leading classified advertising company. Following the sale of the company, he and his wife, Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain, established the McCall MacBain Foundation, which aims to improve the welfare of humanity through focused grants in education, health, and the environment.


Before you apply, be sure to read the eligibility and selection criteria.

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Apply now! Deadline is 4:00pm EDT on April 11th, 2022.

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