Ap­pli­ca­tions open for Huron County Schol­ar­ships

The Goderich Signal-Star - - Opp Briefs -

HURON - Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain re­cently an­nounced the launch of the McCall Huron County Schol­ar­ships with a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion in Ben­miller.

Dr. McCall MacBain is the co­founder 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 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 Marcy 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.“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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. mc­call­macbain.org/mccall/

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