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The deadline date for submission of 2013-2014 academic year undergraduate, and graduate scholarship applications is November 30, 2013.

The Board of the McGannon Foundation will consider applicants who meet the following criteria for the 2013-2014 academic year:

The McGannon Foundation awards financial resources on the basis of merit and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age or handicap. The Foundation will use its best efforts to maintain the confidentiality of all applications. For any questions or additional information, please contact Joe Restoule at 403-242-7939 or by email at jrestoule@shaw.ca.

To view a list of the previous scholarships awarded, please click here. To see what they are doing now, please click here.

2012-2013 Scholarship Applications


Dear Mr. Restoule
I would like to thank you and all the board members for giving me the honour of receiving the McGannon foundation scholarship. When I read the email from you, I thought I was living in my best dream, but everything is real. I have tried hard and my effort has been confirmed by the McGannon foundation scholarship and it is a great honour for me.
I know that risk management and insurance industry is for me, I know my career path, but sometimes I feel like I am not good enough. This scholarship gives me strength, confidence and belief in myself again. It also gives me the opportunity to get one step closer to my bachelor degree. I am extremely grateful for your generosity and support. I will work hard to prove myself worthy of this opportunity you have given me. Thank you for believing in me. Sincerely
- Trinh Tran

It was a great surprise to receive an email from Mr. Restoule amid my final exams last semester informing me that I was a chosen recipient for the McGannon Foundation Scholarship. Not only did it take my mind off of studying for a few moments, it confirmed that I have so much support and guidance from an extremely well respected group of people. PDF of entire letter
- Claire Grant

Dear Mr. Joe Restoule, I was ecstatic to find out the great news regarding the McGannon scholarship. I would like to personally thank the McGannon foundation Directors for all of their hard work in making this scholarship possible. As students, many of us struggle to make ends meet while attending university. It is hard to express in words how much this is appreciated. PDF of entire letter
- Kyle Johnson

I would like to express my sincerest thank you to you and everyone on the board of the McGannon Foundation for providing Connie, Kyle, Miles and myself with the opportunity to attend the 2010 RIMS Canada Conference in Edmonton. We were very fortunate that four of us were able to attend this year, and the Foundation’s time, interest and support in the students is so greatly appreciated. PDF of entire letter
- Meera Padamsey

I would like to personally thank the McGannon foundation for the opportunity to attend the 2010 CRIMS conference. As a student, this was an invaluable experience. Not only was I introduced to many professionals within our industry, but they were more than willing to speak to me about their career, as well as answer any questions that I had. I would also like to extend a thank you to the very generous companies and individuals who have provided the funding necessary for this opportunity to exist. PDF of entire letter
Kyle W. Johnson

I would like to start off by saying thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the CRIMS Conference in Edmonton. My overall experience at the conference has been positive. This was my first CRIMS conference and surely it will not be my last. It was a great learning and networking experience. I am thankful to all the runners who attended the McGannon Run in raising funds for future students. PDF of entire letter
- Connie Vu

"Attending the 2010 CRIMS conference in Edmonton, Alberta was an amazing opportunity that has benefitted my career in countless ways. I was able to meet many individuals who are just as passionate about risk management as I am, and see how their careers have evolved. The networking opportunity was definitely one of the best parts of the conference."  PDF of entire letter
- Miles J. Wong

"I would like to thank the very generous companies and individuals who have provided the funds necessary for this award as well as those who govern the McGannon Foundation. The strong community within risk and insurance was not something I could have anticipated when I started my degree three and a half years ago, but now I feel as though this community is one of the many great benefits to a risk career."  PDF of entire letter
- Alexandra Sellers, Haskayne School of Business University of Calgary

"I just wanted to pass along a big THANK YOU for everything you guys did during the conference and to the McGannon Foundation for actually sending me to the conference. It was an awesome experience and I feel very fortunate to have been selected."  PDF of entire letter
- Andrew J. Barker, President of Association of Risk Management & Insurance, Haskayne School of Business University of Calgary

"I would like to thank you once again for taking time out of your busy week at RIMS to spend with Andrew and me. I trust things have been well since your return to the west."  PDF of entire letter
- Jana Harding

"Your generosity has made a profound impact on my life and I am truly grateful to be the recipient of your scholarship. Receiving the William H. McGannon Foundation for Advanced Risk Management Inc. scholarship is of tremendous benefit to me."  PDF of entire letter
- Tim Ackerman

"Dear Mr. Restoule and the Board of Directors of the McGannon Foundation,
I would like to thank you for awarding me with one of the McGannon Foundation Scholarships. I value my education so much, and your organization has just made my college education much more affordable.
Thanks again."
- Kyle Case, VP of Industry/Alumni Relations Gamma Iota Sigma Alpha Rho Chapter Fanshawe College

"Thank you so much for your contribution to further my education. I am looking forward to challenging myself in the risk management society within the next year. It has been a great experience to attend the SARIMS breakfast meetings as well participating in networking opportunities. I am honoured to accept the William H. McGannon Foundation scholarship for the second time; thank you again."
- Ashley Karg