New McEuen Scholar to be selected April 29

The short list of candidates is being compiled and interviews with students from across the country will be conducted in Ottawa on April 29 in the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais. As usual, we received applications from amazingly talented and impressive candidates who excel in any number of academic and extra-curricular pursuits. And as usual the choice of winner will be a difficult one to make. 

First John and Andrée Aylen Memorial Dinner to be held in Ottawa April 28

For as long as we can recall, founding McEuen Scholarship president John G. and Andrée Aylen hosted a dinner for the board, the selection committee, the administration and friends of the Foundation on the evening prior to selecting the annual winner.  

The McEuen Foundation has renamed that annual dinner in their name and will invite past Scholarship recipients and their spouses to join us for the occasion. Invitations should be forthcoming to all scholarship recipients on our mailing list in early April.

St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal/ McEuen Scholarship Foundation Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies is forging ahead

The McGill Chair in Canadian Scottish Studies has begun the search for the first Chairholder. The McEuen Scholarship Foundation made the lead gift in a $3 million campaign to establish the chair and enable bilateral exchange, research and internship agreements with the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of St. Andrews.

National Trust for Scotland strengthens Canadian links

On Monday, November 16, three representatives of the National Trust of Scotland, the largest conservation charity in Scotland, attended a luncheon with members of the Montreal Scottish community held in the headquarters of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation located in Forget House, a historic Golden Mile mansion on Sherbrooke St. 

The McEuens' principal purpose in establishing the McEuen Scholarship Foundation was to forge and maintain strong links between Canada and their native Scotland. So it was a pleasure for McEuen Foundation president John H. Aylen to attend the function, meet Simon Skinner, the CEO, Mark Bishop, the head of development, and Rebecca Goodwin from the National Trust. To mark the occasion, Aylen presented them with copies of Revive and Grow Strong, the story of the McEuens and the Scholarship Foundation. The book is available on and a link is on the scholarship website at 

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Thank you to our recent donors

A special thanks to 1979 recipient Gregor Smith and Fidelity Investments through Randy Zayshley, father of 2014 scholarship winner Jacob Zayshley. Dr. Smith is currently Douglas D. Professor in the Economic Department at Queen’s University in Kingston.

Your donations help ensure we reach our goal of continuing the McEuen scholarship into perpetuity.

Lost McEuen scholars

Are you in touch with any of these past winners of the McEuen Scholarship? If so, please pass this on and encourage them to contact us to get on our email list and join our Facebook page.

1978 Robert A. MacLean
1981 Mary C. Hunisett-Stewart
1982 Catherine Joy Archibald
1984 James Maitland Campbell
1986 Brenda Susan Rapley
1987 Margaret Rhiannon Purdy (Purdie)
1990 Sarah Margaret Burchmore
1991 Hannah Cathleen Grant
1992 Suzanne M. Neilson
1993 James Alexander Irvine
2002 Erica Isabelle Hunt

Emma Archibald is Vice President of the Carnegie Club of St. Andrews and Director of Mooting at the The University of St. Andrews Mooting Society.

Current St. Andrews student Emma Archibald writes…

"In late August 2015, I accepted a graduate position at KPMG in London, in Technology Consulting. While I do still dream of becoming a lawyer, I am taking advantage of this opportunity at hand, and hope to gain some work experience before returning to school. As for my final year, I am writing a dissertation with the School of Philosophy, performing an ethical review of genetic research in autism spectrum disorder. I am really excited about the project!"

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Borden Ladner Gervais
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