The C. Douglas MacLeod Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student completing the second year of the J.D. program. The scholarship recipient will be selected based upon general scholastic achievement with particular emphasis on outstanding performance in courses on constitutional and administrative law. Equal consideration shall also be given to the candidates' other contributions to the Faculty of Law and the University such as participation in Faculty and University governance, student government, athletics, other extracurricular activities and participation in community projects both legal and non-legal. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Doug MacLeod who was a scholar, athlete and eclectic participant in all school matters through his years at Queen's, the London School of Economics and as a teacher at Dalhousie University. Doug was also recognized as one of the pre-eminent transportation law counsel in Canada, and was the founding President of the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association.
The original capital fund which created the MacLeod Scholarship was expected to afford an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500 for one recipient. Over the past several years, increases in the capital fund which supports the scholarship has permitted, when merited, the awarding of two, and in some circumstances three scholarships. University policy requires that a merit-based annual award to individual students should be for an amount of not less than $2500.00. In that circumstance, based upon current funding, it is anticipated that in the future the MacLeod Scholarship could be awarded to either one, or two equally meritorious candidates.
The MacLeod Scholarship Committee has developed a MacLeod Scholarship criteria chart that has been adopted by the Queen’s University Faculty of Law Awards Committee in reviewing its annual list of MacLeod Scholarship applicants. The list of scholarship applicants is reviewed by the Faculty of Law Awards Committee. Each applicant’s record of academic achievements, participation in university activities and work in the community, the applicants list and supporting information, together with the Award Committee’s recommendation, is delivered to our Committee for our consideration and recommendation.