A McCall MacBain Scholarship awarded to Tomy Pelletier
April 26, 2023
Tomy Pelletier, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student from HEC Montréal has won a prestigious McCall MacBain Scholarship, which thereby paves his way for a master’s program at McGill University.
He is one of 30 McCall MacBain Scholars, including 20 from Canada, who were selected from a pool of nearly 700 applicants. He is the first student from HEC Montréal to receive this award.
Tomy Pelletier will enter the Master of Management in Analytics program at McGill in Fall 2024. His scholarship amount will cover the full tuition fees for the program, in addition to providing him with a living stipend of $2,000 per month during academic terms. The scholarship also comes with mentorship, coaching and leadership development services.
Tomy Pelletier is currently completing his BBA (specialization in intelligence d’affaires) at HEC Montréal. His achievements include organizing the School’s job fair twice, which brought together hundreds of students and dozens of companies. He has also been a residence advisor dedicated to the integration of 40 students from outside Canada
He has participated in various student competitions, and has finished first, along with the school’s delegation, in Happening Marketing and the Jeux du Commerce. He has also represented HEC Montréal in contests abroad. His team took 2nd place on the podium in Guadalajara in 2022 and in Oslo in 2023
He is a graduate of Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. He has chaired the board of the college cooperative and co-chaired the Entrepreneurship club.
His role with the Terrebonne Cadet Corps, overseeing a unit of 60 youth, earned him several recognition awards.
“We can only grasp the importance and validity of what we are studying when we get involved on campus and in associations. We often mistakenly think that a huge amount of extracurricular involvement will harm our studies, but in my opinion, it is quite the opposite. Such involvement is a priceless addition.”
Scholarships to recognize leadership
Designed to encourage purposeful leadership, the scholarships are the result of a landmark $200 million gift in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain, the second-largest single donation in Canadian history.
Recipients have all been chosen on the basis of their personality, sense of civic duty, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strength, and intellectual curiosity.
The McCall MacBain program and McGill University have also offered 96 entrance awards ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to the most deserving candidates who were not selected for the cohort. A total of 126 scholarships were awarded this year.
Scholars may begin applying for the Fall 2024 admission in June 2023.