The Jack Grant Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Established by a bequest from the estate of Georgina Joan Grant in memory of her husband, Jack Grant.

John (Jack) Grant was born in Scotland and immigrated with his family to Canada when he was very young. Making his own way in life from the age of sixteen, he was self-educated and hard working. He started in the pulp and paper industry in Timishamme, Quebec and later owned his own business, selling machinery to pulp mills in Canada and the U.S.A.

Joan and Jack lived for a number of years on Collingwood St. across from Queen's University Student Housing. Having no children of their own, they were very interested in the coming and goings of the young students. Jack was very proud to be a Canadian of Scottish decent. Jack never obtained a university degree.

Dr. Robert Tully Chambers, Faculty of Medicine 1966, whose father was a friend of Jack's from Chandler, Quebec was a frequent visitor to their home. Also our son Grant Hutchinson, Faculty of Applied Science, 1973. I know Joan would cook many weekend suppers and had Grant and his friends over for meals and talks in the evenings. If I remember rightly, I believe the students in residence paid for their weekend meals, so they were very grateful for a home cooked supper.