University of Windsor business student Petar Bratic is a finalist for the first global cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars at McGill University.
The scholarships are the result of a $200 million gift in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain. Designed to encourage purposeful leadership, the scholarships enable students to pursue a fully funded master’s or professional degree while participating in mentorship, coaching, and a leadership development program.
Bratic is among 87 finalists chosen from around the world after a first round of regional interviews. He will attend the final round of interviews in Montréal from March 8 to 12, meeting with leaders from academia, business, government, and the social sector. Up to 30 McCall MacBain Scholars will be selected after final interviews.
As vice-president of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, Bratic oversaw finances and operations for an organization serving 10,000 full-time undergraduate students. He is the assistant club head referee of a soccer club, serves on the board of the Serbian Heritage Museum, and co-founded a club supporting Serbian charitable causes.
“It is surreal to have made it this far in the process,” Bratic said. “I am so grateful to everyone in my life who has helped me get to this point. I would not be here without the help of many people who believed in me.”
If not selected as a McCall MacBain Scholar, he is eligible to receive a $10,000 Canadian Finalist Award for studies at McGill.
Applications will open in June 2023 for September 2024 admission. Interested UWindsor students are invited to attend an information session at 2 p.m. March 3 in the atrium of the Essex CORe.