Mathis Bourassa Wins Canada's 2021 Largest Single Undergraduate Scholarship

After a yr of world uncertainty and challenges associated to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McEuen Scholarship Basis is proud to announce that Mathis Bourassa is the 2021 recipient of the McEuen Scholarship. The award covers full tuition, lodging and miscellaneous bills for 4 years of examine on the College of St Andrews in Scotland. Valued at an estimated CAD 240,000, it’s Canada’s largest single undergraduate scholarship.

Mathis’s nomination as a McEuen Scholar is a landmark within the Basis’s historical past as he turns into, alongside 2018 Scholar Katherine Lacroix, one of many solely two francophone college students to obtain this nationwide recognition award in additional than 25 years.

Native of the small city of Bromont, Quebec, Mathis stands out by way of his dedication to tutorial excellence and to creating constructive change in his neighborhood. Over the previous yr, he established a student-managed funding fund offering scholarships and bursaries at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, whereas additionally co-writing his first ebook. The ebook, entitled Et si on se racontait?, promotes intergenerational relationships as a method to assist seniors who’ve had to deal with loneliness because of the pandemic and our a number of lockdowns.

Pushed by a ardour for economics and a want for social involvement, Mathis intends to make good use of his expertise and values all through his undergraduate research as he begins the Masters of Arts in Monetary Economics at St Andrews in September 2021. He hopes that his diploma will present him with the instruments to deal with questions of socio-economic inequalities, sustainable improvement, fairer financial alternatives for rising international locations and rather more.

Mathis states that he was impressed by Katherine Lacroix’s path and that of different McEuen Students. “I intend to honour the spectacular legacy of the McEuen household and of the various generations of terribly gifted students which have come earlier than me,” he stated.

“The McEuen Scholarship is awarded primarily based on benefit, and a shortlist of solely eight candidates are chosen to be interviewed,” John Aylen, President of the McEuen Scholarship Basis, stated. “Mathis impressed the jury together with his presence, his straightforward method, his sterling tutorial efficiency and his many accomplishments whereas at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Whereas we take a look at what the scholar will get from the expertise of learning overseas, we additionally take a look at what that particular person will carry to the College of St Andrews. Mathis was the unanimous alternative of the three members of the choice committee.”


In regards to the McEuen Scholarship Basis
The McEuen Scholarship Basis was established in 1974 by Mrs. Dolly McEuen and her niece Mhairi Angela McLeod, who divided their time between Canada and Scotland. Pushed by their love of those two international locations and dedicated to fostering relations between them, the McEuen household needed to assist younger Canadian leaders pursue their ambitions. For nearly half a century, the McEuen Scholarship Basis has yearly awarded a full undergraduate scholarship to 1 Canadian pupil for the pursuit of their research on the College of St Andrews.

For additional info, see the hyperlinks beneath:

McEuen Scholarship Basis’s weblog:

La Voix de l’Est:

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf:

Info and interview requests
Quinsea McKenna
Communications officer of the Basis

John Aylen
President of the Basis

Supply: McEuen Scholarship Basis