MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships

An undergraduate scholarship program for Niagara Falls students with leadership potential.

Applications will re-open in fall 2021.


Originally from Niagara Falls, John McCall MacBain created this scholarship as a way to identify and support young people in his hometown who make positive contributions to their schools or broader communities.


The scholarship is valued at up to $24,000 over four years of university study, renewable annually, plus a travel grant for those who choose to study outside of Ontario.

Who Can Apply?

If you are graduating from one of the following five Niagara Falls High Schools next year and meet the eligibility criteria, you may apply for a MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarship.

Eligible High Schools

  • A.N. Myer Secondary School
  • Saint Michael Catholic High School
  • Saint Paul Catholic High School
  • Stamford Collegiate Institute
  • Westlane Secondary School




Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school average of 80% (grades 9-11 inclusive)
  • Be entering your first undergraduate degree at a public Canadian university in 2021
  • Be in good standing academically and non-academically with your high school




Who are we looking for?

MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarship recipients are students of strong character who care deeply about their school and broader communities and take action to make them better places to live. If you are involved in your community, take initiative to find solutions to problems you see around you and involve others along the way, work hard and value honesty, collaboration and ongoing learning, consider applying for this scholarship.


The selection criteria for this scholarship are:


  • Strong character, including honesty, integrity, hard work, and willingness to take responsibility
  • A track record of community involvement, such as volunteering, athletics, and extra-curricular activities
  • Leadership potential

Application Process

Complete an online application by February 9, 2021

To be considered for this scholarship, you must complete an online application including short essays, activity lists, the contact information for supervisors/verifiers of your activities, and the contact information for a reference. No reference letter is required. If you sign up below, you will be notified when applications are live.

If nominated, attend interview days on May 16 2021

After you complete your application, your school will nominate candidates to the Foundation based on the selection criteria above. If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified in April 2021, and interviews will take place on May 16 2021. Recipients will be notified shortly after interviews.

Recipients will be selected shortly after interviews day

Up to nine (9) MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships will be granted in 2021.
Students who distinguish themselves in the selection process but do not receive a MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarship will be eligible to receive a $1,500 finalist award, tenable at any public Canadian university.

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

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Applications will re-open in fall 2021.

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