Dr. and Mrs. MacGougan established the William Keir MacGougan Memorial Bursary in 1963 in memory of William Keir MacGougan. The purpose of the bursary is to provide an incentive to boys who might otherwise be discouraged by reason of financial need to pursue post-secondary education.


Dr. and Mrs. MacGougan

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District (City of Calgary schools only)

Field of Study



Preferably two at $500 (or one at $1,000)


One or two


Open to students who identify as male that are registered in grade 12 and completing the requirements of a high school diploma in not more than three years of study. Applicants must have demonstrated academic progress and have a minimum 65% GPA in grade 12. Students must have successfully completed English 30, and demonstrated financial need.

Applicants must have demonstrated positive citizenship qualities as revealed by the participation in non-academic activities for the school and community.

Selection will be based on academics, financial need and citizenship.


Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.

Selection & Payment

Recipients are selected by September. To claim the award, within one (1) year of notification of award the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study of at least two years duration leading to either a degree or diploma. Payments are made to the post-secondary institutions.


May 30