McCain Scholars | Mount Allison

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

These undergraduate scholarships, supported and named in honour of members of the Margaret and Wallace McCain family, are renewable awards, each valued at $40,000 over four years.

They are awarded to outstanding high school students from across the country and around the world. 

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

Meet the 2021-22 McCain Scholars

Heidi Atto, Bachelor of Science
Moncton, New Brunswick

In high school, Atto received a number of academic awards and was very involved in her school and community. Atto played field hockey, served on the student council executive, was a mentor, and led a children’s church group. She was born in Syria and moved to Canada when she was 13. Atto chose a Bachelor of Science at Mount Allison in hopes of pursuing a career in medicine. 

Quinn McManaman, Bachelor of Science
Moncton, New Brunswick

McManaman has an interest in biology, and plans to be involved in as many science-related activities as possible. She is a multi-sport athlete, playing soccer and rugby in high school, and an active community volunteer. McManaman helped to raise money for the geriatric centre at The Moncton Hospital.

Hana Stiles, Bachelor of Arts
Moncton, New Brunswick

Stiles stands out for her creativity and talent in the arts. At Harrison Trimble High School, she was a member of the Vocal Ensemble as well as the A Capella group, and performed in the show choir, which competed nationally. She also played clarinet in the school band, plays both the violin and the guitar, and was a member of the drama club. As a tenth-grade student, Hana volunteered with the Toronto District School Board Refugee Youth Program, which worked with Nigerian, Syrian, and other young newcomers to Canada to help them adjust to Canadian life. She has also had an opportunity to live all over the world as she spent many years travelling with her mother, who taught in Japan, Kuwait, Egypt, and Ontario before moving to New Brunswick. 

Marie Fogarty, Bachelor of Science 
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Fogarty has played volleyball at the national and Canada Games level and now plays with the Mounties. Says a past coach: “What makes me extremely proud to coach Marie, is that she will always be the first person to notice if another player is down or losing confidence, and it has become an automatic response for her to take action and ensure that the player gets a quick pep talk, a nudge, or a laugh.” In addition to her sporting endeavours, Fogarty has been involved in drama and has served as a volunteer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown. 

Laurena Lord, Bachelor of Science
Port Burwell, Ontario

Lord has a wide range of volunteer and community interests and enjoys archery, wrestling, cross country, and trivia competitions. In high school, Lord was part of a robotics programming team. She also served on student council and worked hard to keep her fellow students engaged and in good spirits during the pandemic. She has volunteered for Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research and aspires to go to medical school after graduating from Mount Allison. 

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

The inaugural McCain Scholars (2021)