Connecting students and donors

At the McGill Alumni Association, we know that students are never short on inspiration, but that sometimes you do need a little extra money to get your ideas off the ground. Likewise, we believe in the importance of giving back and recognizing the generosity of the many donors who support the University. Here are a few ways that we help students in the area of funding:

Student Sponsorship Program

Each year the McGill Alumni Association awards over $17,000 in funding to student groups. McGill students are encouraged to apply for a subsidy to pursue special projects – such as events that are cultural, athletic or educational in nature – which would benefit the entire University community. Download the form here >>

Bursary recipients

Students who received a bursary this year can thank the donor or donors who made it all possible. Through this website, you can submit a letter of appreciation to the individual or family responsible for your funding. It only takes a few minutes to thank these benefactors, and in the process your message illustrates the impact of their support. Send your letter >>

Financial aid information

McGill offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to incoming and in-course students. The University’s Scholarships and Student Aid Office is your best resource on what opportunities are available, the selection criteria of individual awards and specific application processes. Learn more >>

Seeds of Change - Crowdfunding

Launched in May 2014, Seeds of Change is McGill University’s crowdfunding platform, fundraising exclusively for student-driven and student-focused initiatives including internships, mental health and wellness, equipment needs, and support for student entrepreneurs and athletes.  The platform recently wrapped up an incredibly successful first year: 1,741 gifts were made through the website totaling just over $314,000 in donations. Every penny donated through Seeds of Change goes directly to the project for which it was intended, and tax receipts are automatically issued for all donations of $5.00 or more. Learn more >>