The McKenna Scholars program was launched in 2021 to support high achieving students in the Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

The program offers scholarships for entering and returning students, research assistantships for senior students, and a Convocation prize for top graduating students.

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

To learn more about giving to Mount Allison and how you can create unique opportunities for students, contact our Development Office

Congratulations to our 2023-24 McKenna Scholars

Jack Pemberton — McKenna School Scholarship
Sadie Shelly — McKenna School Scholarship

Haley Pitre — McKenna School Upper-Year Scholarship
Suchet Mittal — McKenna School Upper-Year Scholarship
Oliver Batchilder — McKenna School Upper-Year Scholarship

TBA — McKenna Undergraduate Research Scholar
TBA — McKenna Undergraduate Research Scholar

Caleb Foster ('23) — McKenna School Convocation Prize


“Being awarded a scholarship like this, especially in first year, is phenomenal. I can’t express enough gratitude. The McKenna Scholarship really changed whether I could come to university or not.” 
- Sadie Shelly

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Other updates from the McKenna School

  • Graduating student Martha Pitre ('22) received a prestigious McCall MacBain Scholarship, which fully funds master's degrees at McGill University. Pitre was one of 20 recipients chosen from 700 applicants from across the country. 
  • Five new scholarships, named in honour of business and community leaders, were established by the John and Judy Bragg Foundation. 

"I chose the PPE program at Mount Allison because it allows me to focus on a variety of different topics, and not just one. This interdisciplinary method of learning is personally much more engaging as it allows me to analyze the same topic from a philosophical, political, and economic perspective."  - Oliver Batchilder, inaugural recipient of the Ivan Duvar Scholarship

Download the McKenna School 2022-23 Newsletter (pdf) for more news.