McKenna Scholars | Mount Allison

The McKenna Scholars program was launched in 2021 to attract, retain, and recognize high achieving students.

The program offers scholarships for entering and returning students, research assistantships for senior students, and a Convocation prize for top graduating students.

The Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) is building the next generation of critical thinkers, global citizens, and career-ready graduates. 

  • McKenna School Scholarship: a prestigious renewable entrance award for a new PPE student
  • McKenna School Upper-Year Scholarships: scholarships for outstanding returning PPE students
  • McKenna Research Assistantships: assistantships awarded to students working on research projects with faculty members
  • McKenna Convocation Prize: awarded to a graduating PPE student who has demonstrated the highest level of academic achievement and contributed to the life of the University

To learn more about how to apply for a McKenna Scholars award, visit scholarships and awards for first-year students or scholarships and awards for current students.

To learn more about giving to Mount Allison and how you can create unique opportunities for students, contact our Development Office


2021-22 McKenna Scholars

McKenna School Scholarship

  • Alexis A. Russell

McKenna School Upper-Year Scholarships

  • Jasmine Tremblay d'Ettorre
  • Michael Nolan
  • Martha Pitre

"I believe that my experience as a McKenna student couldn't have been paralleled at another post-secondary institution. It is truly unique to MtA and the McKenna School. I am so grateful to the donors who made this all possible and am excited to see how this scholarship makes a similar impact in the lives of future PPE students." — Student Martha Pitre

McKenna Research Assistantships

  • Graeme Stevens
  • Ian Richardson
  • Alivia Warr
  • MacKenzie Scott
  • Sungmin Chun
  • Caleb Foster

"The McKenna Research Assistantship has helped me strengthen my application to post-graduate programs, while providing an opportunity to conduct research on a topic I am passionate about: the sharing economy. I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have this opportunity." - Student Graeme Stevens

McKenna Convocation Prize

  • Juan G. Facundo

"The world we live in today needs more collaborative solutions. Our society needs more world-class 'generalists'; people who have some background in economics, a philosophical base, and an understanding of politics at large."

— Frank McKenna (LLD '91)


The University thanks the inaugural founders of the Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics for their advocacy, generosity, and leadership.