The Rhodes Scholarship and the McCall MacBain Scholarship support exceptional students in pursuing graduate studies in Oxford, England and McGill, Montreal respectively. See below for eligibility criteria and application details.
The Rhodes Scholarship is a post-graduation award that funds a two-year Master's degree of the student’s choice at the University of Oxford in England. The Scholarship covers Oxford University (and College) fees and provides an annual stipend as well as a two economy class flights - to and from the UK - for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford. The scholarship is awarded to 11 outstanding Canadian students, including two from Quebec every year.
The award was originally endowed in 1903 to develop outstanding leaders in public duty ‘for the world’s future’ who promote international understanding and peace. The Rhodes Scholarships continue to offer this life-changing study opportunity to those who excel in academia, as well as in character, leadership and commitment to service in their own community and beyond.
Concordia’s three most recent Rhodes Scholars were Michael Noonan (2012, Dept. of Biology), Liliane Chamas (2009, Dept. of Biology and Science College) and Carol McQueen (1995, Dept. of History and Liberal Arts College).
The Student Success Centre will be hosting an online information session in summer 2020 for Concordia students who are thinking of applying to the Rhodes Scholarships.
Stay tuned for the exact date.
About the McCall MacBain Scholarship
The McCall MacBain Scholarship is a full graduate scholarship at McGill University that covers tuition fees for any master’s program or second-entry professional undergraduate program (i.e. dentistry, law or medicine) at McGill, and provides a living stipend. An enrichment program connects the community of scholars to mentorship, interdisciplinary learning and a global network.
McCall MacBain Scholars will have a track record of community engagement informed by a sense of duty, empathy, intellectual curiosity, grit and a willingness to take risks. They aim to create meaningful and lasting change, while improving the lives of others.
Like the Rhodes Scholarships, applications require significant thought and preparation, so we recommend you start as soon as possible. The deadline for this year’s applications will be in September 2020.