University Application Form

Deadline date for submission of 2020-2021 academic year undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications:

Nov 30, 2020

The Board of the McGannon Foundation will consider applicants who meet the following criteria for the 2020-2021 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 us.

How to Apply

The 2018 Conference will be held in XXXXX, XXXXXXX, from Month XX – XX, 2019. Applications and all supporting materials must be received in a single mailing and email to the Foundation by Month XX, 2019.

What are the Foundation Main Aims

  • To raise financial resources for the advancement of risk management
  • To deliver awards and grants to students and institutions
  • To encourage students to continue studying and learning opportunities in the fields of Risk Management and Insurance

What the successful student may expect

  • An introduction to the Risk Management discipline.
  • To learn firsthand how the Risk Management & Insurance Society (“RIMS”) works across Canada and the United States.
  • Unique practical opportunities to learn from seasoned professionals just what the risk management process is all about as it pertains to a wide spectrum of businesses and non-profits.
  • Access to a coach and mentor throughout the conference in order to maximize the learning opportunities.

How the Mentor/ Coach will help you

  • Will be available to assist in all your reasonable requests for assistance and answer your questions about the discipline and profession
  • May accompany you to the sessions that you pick out from the Conference Program.
  • Make certain your costs that we have agreed to pay are covered.
  • Provide opportunities for networking within the industry and introduce you to many professionals in the risk management and related support fields.

What the Foundation Expects from you

  • To act appropriately in all social and learning sessions, and to represent your school in a professional manner.
  • To share what you have learned with your fellow students by making a special presentation which will earn marks towards one of your courses.
  • To attend all the general and seminar sessions over the two and a half days. (No excuses!)
  • If things are not going right or expectations are not being met, you will immediately advise your mentor/ coach in order that both of you can find a solution.

Student Eligibility

  • Nominated students must be enrolled as full time students with sufficient credit hours to be classified as a senior or in your final year at a Community College or a graduate student. The nominated student’s major must be in finance, management, or accounting, actuarial science, statistics, engineering with related courses of risk control or safety, or other related fields of study.
  • An institution may nominate up to three students.
  • Students that have attended a past conference may be eligible for selection to the current conference.
  • Applications must be complete in every respect, and be post marked or courier dated Month XX, 2019 or earlier and sent to the Foundation.

Important Information

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The submission package should be formatted to include a Table of Contents.
  • Completed applications and all supporting materials are to be in the same envelope and mailed to:

Attention: Joseph Restoule
Student Involvement Program
William H. McGannon Foundation
6093 Signal Ridge Hts. S.W.
Calgary, AB
T3H 2P1

All application documents should also be emailed to

Wayne Hickey
Methanex Corporation

The application is at the end of this document. Nominations and references and recommendations are to be on University or Community College letterhead and signed by the appropriate professor orinstructor  that recommends the student.

A statement from a department head will include the following

  • Confirmation that the institution offers Bachelors, Graduate Degrees, or a Diploma in related risk management & insurance disciplines or allied courses of study such as finance, management, engineering safety, loss control, and actuarial science advanced statistics, and accounting.
  • A statement that a student who is being recommended for this program would directly benefit from this learning experience.
  • Confirmation that the student is currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program.
  • A statement that upon completion of the student’s attendance at the Conference that the student will be given marks toward a grade standing in one of their courses in the forth coming year, with the additional understanding that the student will be given an opportunity to make a presentation to their fellow students at on what his learning’s have been.
  • A listing of the students courses of study for the upcoming year or the previous year that reflects appropriate courses of study in risk management, insurance or allied disciplines.
  • A copy of the syllabus of the pertinent courses that will be taken by the student in the upcoming year.
  • A separate letter of recommendation from a professor or senior instructor.

University Scholarship Application