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Scholarship Advisory Committee

Making Quality Education More Accessible

The Scholarship Advisory Committee ensures the transparent management of the Cambridge International Academy Scholarship Scheme, upholds sustainability, and maintains accountability to students, sponsors and relevant stakeholders.
The Committee consists of three advisors who:

  • provide strategic advice on the management and execution of the Scholarship Scheme. 

  • advise on the final shortlist and confirm scholarship awardees.

Our Advisors
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The Honourable John McCallum

King’s Privy Council for Canada (PC)

John McCallum is a veteran Canada Liberal Party politician and has held several ministerial positions including Minister of National Defence and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. During an academic career spanning nearly two decades, he has held roles including Dean of The Faculty of Arts at McGill University and Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. He has a PhD degree in Economics from McGill University,  a diplôme d'études supérieures from Université de Paris I and a Bachelor degree from the University of Cambridge.

His extensive political career, coupled with his academic background, provide a broad perspective which is of great benefit in his role on the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

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Michael O’Sullivan

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

Michael O’Sullivan is a Governing Body Fellow at Wolfson College, the University of Cambridge. He is a highly experienced senior executive of international education. As the former CEO of Cambridge Assessment International Education, (the world's largest provider of international education qualifications for school-age children), he led the CAIE and played a pivotal role in its global expansion. He was Director of the Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts and Director of the British Council in China. He has a MPhil degree in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor degree in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford.

His strong leadership background in management and international education provides a rich experience of great benefit to the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

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Paul Elliott, Dr

Dr. Paul Elliott is Science Admissions Tutor, Director of Studies in Biology and College Assistant Professor at Homerton College, the University of Cambridge, and a Bye-Fellow at Selwyn College. He has extensive experience in student outreach for Homerton College, but also for Sutton Trust and the Teach First Higher Education Access Programme. As an Admissions Tutor, he plays a central role in selecting and interviewing students wanting to study for a Natural Sciences degree at the University of Cambridge. He has a PhD degree in Natural Sciences and a Bachelor degree in Natural Science from the University of Cambridge. 
His extensive experience in working with young people brings a unique academic perspective of great benefit to the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

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