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The D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship


The D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship is an entrance scholarship and is open to day student applicants in York Region in grades 5, 6, 7 and 9. One merit-based scholarship is available per grade. Awards are set at  $25,000. Scholarships are renewable through graduation, provided the student excels in all facets of the School’s mission. 

The Rev. Dr. D. Bruce Macdonald is St. Andrew’s College’s longest-serving Headmaster (1900-1935), as well as the visionary who led the School to the Town of Aurora in 1926. The College celebrated 90 years in Aurora in 2016, so we are giving back to the community by investing in the education of local students. It was Headmaster Macdonald’s vision to develop men of strong and well-rounded character and to this day the College continues to follow his ideologies, which underpins our present day mission: “the development of the complete man, the well-rounded citizen.”

This scholarship will be awarded to boys demonstrating excellence in academics, character, leadership, co-curricular activities (athletics and/or arts) and community service. Students interested in this award must submit a completed SAC application and a hand written essay (500 words for grade 5 and 6 and 1000 words for grade 7 and 9) on why they believe they should earn the D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship. Candidates that have been accepted to our school will be considered by the D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship Committee. Based on the merit of their overall application and submitted essay, the successful candidates will be notified by April 30 each year. Candidates who have a demonstrated financial need will be given priority for these awards.
Apply to St. Andrew's College today to compete for the D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship. Applicants who require financial assistance are encouraged to apply for a bursary, should they be unsuccessful in earning the award. A student bursary is granted through the College’s $3.1 million Financial Assistance program. To learn more about this program, please visit: SAC FA Program. For more information, contact the Admission Department at 905-727-3178 ext. 303 or by email at admission@sac.on.ca.

To access the D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship essay form, please click here.

Should the St. Andrew’s College Admission Office receive a large number of qualified applicants before the above date, we reserve the right to nominate a winner prior to the previously stated deadline. If a winner is selected earlier than the previously stated deadline, notification will occur in the form of an update to this page and personal communication by your respective Admission Officer. To ensure you are considered for this award, please submit all required essays early in the process. For clarification regarding expected timelines, feel free to contact the Admission office or your respective Admission Officer.
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