AJ Bimm and Grace Ma

From left: AJ Bimm and Grace Ma (Photos courtesy of Bimm and Ma)

U of T students win McCall MacBain scholarships, awards

Two Faculty of Arts & Science graduands are among 20 student leaders chosen from across Canada for the inaugural McCall MacBain Scholarships.

Grace Ma and AJ Bimm were chosen from 735 applicants for the scholarships, which include tuition and fees at McGill University and a living stipend of $2,000 per month.

Scholars are selected for their character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strength and intellectual curiosity.

A member of Trinity College, Ma will graduate this year with a bachelor of science with a double major in environmental science and English literature. She is involved with Trinity’s literary arts journal, The Trinity Review, co-leads a university-wide environmental action group and volunteers to teach violin to youth. She plans to pursue a law degree at McGill.

Bimm is a member of New College who will graduate with an honours bachelor of arts with a double major in sociology and urban studies. Captain of the varsity track and field team, Bimm recently co-founded the BIPOC Varsity Association, a group for Black, Indigenous and people of colour student-athletes. At McGill, he will pursue a master’s degree in urban planning with a special focus on active transportation and access to housing.

Four other U of T students received McCall MacBain awards:

McCall MacBain Finalist Award ($10,000) for use at McGill University

  • Nicole Machado, St. Michael’s College

McCall MacBain Regional Award ($5,000) for use at a Canadian public university

  • Hodan Mohamud, St. Michael’s College.
  • Katherine Schneider, Victoria College
  • Foti Vito, Trinity College

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