The McCain Scholars program offers some of the University's most prestigious student awards. 

These entrance scholarships are valued at $40,000 over four years. 

To learn more about how to apply for a McCain Scholars award, visit scholarships and awards for first-year students.

To discover how you can create your own student awards program at Mount Allison, contact our Development Office

Congratulations to our new McCain Scholars for 2022-23

Kat Kerner, Bachelor of Science
Aurora, Colorado

Throughout her high school career, Kat Kerner was dedicated to community outreach by volunteering at a local animal shelter while maintaining a high GPA as a person who is neurodivergent. Kerner has fostered more than 150 cats and kittens, including animals whose owners were facing difficult circumstances such as homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence. These beloved pets were fostered until they were able to reunite with their owners. Kerner also spent several years competing in artistic swimming at the local and national level and served on her school’s newspaper. Kerner hopes to attend medical school and pursue a career in medical research for women’s health issues.

Mia MacAdam, Bachelor of Science
Souris, Prince Edward Island

Mia MacAdam is a multi-sport athlete who while in high school played ringette, hockey, and soccer, all while being a team coach for her community and an academic tutor in Souris Regional School. MacAdam has received numerous awards and scholarships for her community involvement and academic success. She has participated in fundraising events and spread awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disorder that runs in her family. MacAdam is enrolled in Mount Allison’s biopsychology program in hopes to further her education in behavioural genetics. 

Skylar Côté, Bachelor of Music
Mira Gut, Nova Scotia

Skylar Côté has been doing theatre since 2013, and her friends say she can always be found singing and dancing with a smile on her face. Côté fights for the rights and equality of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, giving talks to the community and sharing her award-winning documentary, I Am Skylar, which tells her life story as a young trans woman. Côté is the recipient of the Campy Crawford Award, which is given to people who do work to help better their communities through volunteer work, and she is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for academic excellence. Côté is hoping to pursue a career in the dramatic arts.   

Meg Sarty, Bachelor of Science
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Meg Sarty is engaged in numerous volunteer activities, plays the flute and basketball, and enjoys canoe tripping and lifeguarding. Sarty tells us she is looking forward to experiencing all that Mount Allison has to offer in the coming years and that her primary academic interest is in studying biology and biochemistry.

Maya Hopper, Bachelor of Arts
Ottawa, Ontario 

Maya Hopper has a passion for helping others, especially kids, and she aspires to be a teacher. Since middle school, Hopper has worked and volunteered with children, helping them to develop skills in various sports. In her community, Hopper has volunteered at her local outdoor rink, teaching kids to skate and develop hockey skills, and has worked as a multi-sport camp counsellor. Hopper also took on various leadership roles at her high school, including serving on Student Council. 

Thank you Margaret McCain and the McCain Family for your extraordinary and visionary support of Mount Allison University.