The deadline date for submission of 2015-2016 academic year undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications is November 30, 2015.
The Board of the McGannon Foundation will consider applicants who meet the following criteria for the 2015-2016 academic year:
- full time student at university (undergraduate or postgraduate) and college
- majoring or minoring in risk management, insurance or a risk related discipline
- career objective must be in a risk discipline
- priority given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
- complete application submission
- academic achievement
- community/volunteer involvement
- leadership skills
- work related experience
The McGannon Foundation awards financial resources on the basis of merit and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, 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 email@example.com.
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2015-2016 Scholarship Applications
From Craig Hamilton (BCIT)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for all of your efforts in making this trip possible. Attending the 2014 RIMS Canada Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba was an incredibly valuable experience that could not have occurred at a better time... I felt truly welcomed with open arms by the McGannon Foundation during the conference. What I learned about most during the conference was the interesting and varied types of people who make up the Insurance and Risk industry in Canada. Attending the conference was absolutely an excellent use of my time.
Thank you again to the entire McGannon Board and everyone who has been involved with the Foundation for making such an experience possible.
From Andrew Stark (University of Calgary)
Attending the RIMS Canada conference as a student through the McGannon Foundation’s student involvement program was an awesome experience. Our schedule was clearly laid out and we were able to maximize the amount of exposure to industry professionals. The plenary speakers were entertaining and insightful.
The industry sessions were educational and showed that this industry isn’t static, it’s always changing. As a student, it is exciting to be entering an industry that is always evolving and to have the opportunity to be a part of the evolution. Outside of the Conference we were given the chance to meet a range of industry professionals. We met people who are just a few years into the industry along with Executives and Presidents of global companies. The professionals we met were friendly and offered positive insights into working in the industry. I wish that there were more opportunities like this for students that are excited about insurance and risk management.
From Ariel Pevzner (University of Calgary)
I thought the schedule was set well. It gave us free time the first day and was busy enough to keep us on track throughout the rest of the conference. I felt very welcomed by the Foundation. It was also nice to be introduced on stage at the conference as the McGannon Foundation's guests. I had numerous people introduce themselves to me and congratulate me on being selected to come to the conference.
I learned that the industry is very large, however everyone seems to know everyone. It is an industry that requires maintaining relationships and keeping in touch. The plenary speakers were all fantastic.
From Dan Flanagan (Mohawk College)
Attending the RIMS Canada Conference was an amazing experience. I really enjoyed speaking with all the different industry professionals that were able to provide valuable insight and knowledge into the industry. The members of the Foundation were absolutely amazing. Whenever I ran into one of them, they seemed to go out of their way for me to ensure that we were having a good time and would ask if we had any questions.
I really enjoyed the whole experience. I definitely made some good contacts and learned about some companies corporate training programs, which I was really interested in hearing about. Attending the conference was definitely worth the time, there is valuable information that can be learned that isn't taught in the classroom.
From Alyssa Newton (Mohawk College)
I learned so much and met so many wonderful (and influential) people, and I got so much out of the experience. The schedule was jam-packed (as we were forewarned it would be). The Foundation members were great and very warm and always willing to speak to the students. I enjoyed the functions where we were able to socialize and interact with industry. The plenary speakers were diverse and helpful, even if some where not specifically risk-management related.
Everything was brilliant and I cannot imagine it being better. Thank you again for taking a chance on me and for providing me with this opportunity. I look forward to seeing you again in the industry and please let me know if I can do anything for you and the McGannon Foundation.