John D. McNie Achievement Award of Excellence

The John D. McNie Achievement Award of Excellence is available to students studying at McMaster University who are blind or visually impaired. 

Amount: Varies

Number Available: Varies

Deadline: April 15th Annually

The John D. McNie Achievement Award of Excellence was established in 2001 by David O. Davis in honour of John D. McNie. Please check the website to see if anything has changed, whether that be changes to the deadline, Number of scholarships available or amount is worth can change at any point.


To be awarded to a student with a visual impairment who, in the judgment of the Student Accessibility Services (SAS), demonstrates notable academic achievement. Students who wish to be considered for this award must be enrolled with Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

How to Apply

Detailed directions for completing McMaster Aid Applications are available at

Here’s the summery                                                                                                                                                                                                 -Step 1. Go to the Aid by Application tab                                                                                                                                                             -Step 2. Once you have found the Scholarship that suits you;                                                                                                                                       – Go to the Print Require documents List(save the Pdf to your Computer)                                                                                                         – Click the Apply for this award box. If you don’t the application will be incomplete.                                                                                 -Step 3. Start to Build your application: The Pdf will tell you what you need to need to submit in your application.                                                         Some of these thing you may need are:                                                                                                                                                                          -One-page Expiation of why you are the best choice for this award normally its between 400-500 words.                                                        -Curriculum Vitae / academic resume. A resume that focuses on your academic achievements including                                                         awards, projects,research, ect.                                                                                                                                                                            -Unofficial transcript                                                                                                                                                                                              -Reference letter: This is normally from a professor, supervisor, colleague.                                                                                                        -Community Contribution Award Chart: This is a chart tracking your extracurricular hours                                                                                 (for community contribution awards only)                                                                                                                                   -Step 4. Submit your application and required documents.

Complete the online aid application in Mosaic for McMaster aid such as scholarships, bursaries and work programs. The online aid application opens for all students on Aug. 12.

Contact Information

McMaster University
Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
1280 Main St. West, Gilmour Hall, Room 108

Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24319

SFAS Email:


SFAS communicates with students using the Mosaic Student Center.

A confidential drop box is located outside the door to SFAS, Gilmour Hall, Room 108 and is emptied at 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Write your name and student ID number on all documents.

Online chat via the SFAS website (for general inquiries only) is available: Monday -Thursday 10:00 am. – 12:30 pm 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact information:

See Also

Other McMaster University scholarships:

See other Ontario scholarships // See other scholarships for the blind or visually impaired