Second John and Andrée Aylen Memorial Dinner held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa

On April 27, board members, the scholarship selection committee, special guests and friends of the Foundation gathered at the Rideau Club for the John and Andrée Aylen Memorial dinner, both of whom were instrumental in founding the scholarship and perpetuating the McEuen legacy. Special guests included new board members Lucy Webster and Marielle McGovern, and Philippe Beauregard, the 1995 McEuen Scholar. Philippe now makes Montreal home and is the Chief Communications Officer at Concordia University. 
All scholarship recipients will be invited to join us for the third annual John and Andrée Aylen dinner on Thursday, April 26, 2018 (final date and location to be confirmed).

1995 McEuen Scholar Philippe Beauregard with Foundation President John Aylen and Nick Synnott of McGill University.

UCC graduating student Malcolm Risk is 2017 McEuen scholar

Dr. Barry Beckett, Elise Aylen and John Aylen, the selection committee of the McEuen Scholarship Foundation, met on April 27 to interview a short list of candidates for the 2017 scholarship.
This year’s winner is Malcolm Risk, who is completing his last year at Upper Canada College in Toronto. Malcolm has been accepted into the Master of Arts (Honours Mathematics – Philosophy) program at St. Andrews as of September 11 of this year. Malcolm impressed the selection committee with his discussion of how mathematics is relevant in the real world and its place in philosophical arguments, combined with his background knowledge of the McEuen family history and the aim of their scholarship.
On being told he’d won the scholarship, Malcolm was both shocked and honoured he’d been chosen as the recipient. “The opportunity to attend St Andrews is an incredible one and I know from my visit to the school that there is no place I'd rather be studying,” he said. “From debating, to studying math and philosophy, to getting closer to my Scottish heritage, there are so many things I'm excited to do next year. I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks to the foundation for their immense generosity and to the selection committee for the honour of my selection.”

Malcolm brings an impressive set of skills and accomplishment to St. Andrews including stellar marks in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. He’s a chess player, a debater, oboe player, lacrosse and squash player, widely recognized with awards for both his academic and athletic performance.

Malcolm poses before the Moral Philosophy building at St. Andrews, on a visit with his parents prior to winning the McEuen Scholarship.

Supporting the McEuen Foundation has never been easier

Scholarship recipients, their friends and their families can now support the foundation and its scholars by donating online through Canada Helps. Simply click on the Donate Now button below and follow the prompts. Receipts for online donations will be emailed to you in the minutes after your donation has been processed.  Donors can stipulate one-time or monthly contributions.

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Thank you to our recent donors

Dr. Jeanne Callum & Mr. John Risk, parents of Malcolm Risk, 2017 McEuen Scholarship recipient
Marielle McGovern, Board Member

The Foundation needs your support

The McEuen Scholarship provides full tuition and accommodation to four scholars in any one year, at a cost of more than $50,000 each a year. To our knowledge, it is the largest single scholarship in the country. At present we need to raise approximately $100,000 a year to ensure our endowment continues into perpetuity and we can continue to change the lives of deserving Canadian students from across the country.
Our scholars graduate debt free with a degree from one of the world’s great universities. We encourage our most recent graduates to make even a nominal donation on graduation and to “pay it forward” as they establish themselves in their chosen careers and have the means to give more!

Scholar news

2010 scholarship recipient Zorbey Turkalp recently posted on Facebook — After seven years and three degrees, I've just finished my last day of medical school! Now to enjoy this wonderful sunny weather and eight weeks off :)

2015 scholarship recipient Kasey Killam writes — I’ve continued working part-time at the Eden Mill Brewery and Distillery, which has been incredibly fun and rewarding. I get to meet people from all around the world and introduce them to my new hometown, which I really enjoy. The position ties in to my degree [BSc. in Chemistry] quite well, and I enjoy speaking to the brewers and distillers about the detailed science behind the products we make.

Kasey Killam with Dr. Barry Beckett at her high school graduation in New Brunswick in 2015.

Foundation in talks with St. Andrews University

After 43 years of funding the McEuen Scholarship at St. Andrews, the Foundation is in communications with St. Andrews and other universities to assess the benefits of maintaining the scholarship at St. Andrews or relocating it to another university in Scotland. The McEuens’ intention was to create ties between Canada and Scotland to benefit both countries, and the Foundation is committed to fulfilling the family’s intention while providing our scholars with an education at one of Scotland’s world class universities.

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

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