The McCourt School of Public Policy is honored to announce the endowment of the Colin McCollester Mission Fund, an annual award supporting international internships, experiential learning, study abroad, and other international learning experiences for McCourt School students.
The Colin McCollester Mission Fund was established by the family of Colin McCollester (G’14), who graduated from Georgetown in 2014 with dual masters degrees in public policy and business administration. Colin contracted cerebral malaria while working in Nigeria and died in Singapore on December 12, 2019 while traveling abroad.
“After several months and as many conversations, we chose Georgetown as the best way to entrust Colin’s legacy and his short life,” said Ludy McCollester, Colin’s mother. “At Georgetown, Colin’s interests and talents were developed, encouraged and recognized. Colin was his most complete and satisfied self there, as his professors, classmates, colleagues and friends all promoted his academic and personal growth. Along with Colin’s accomplishments, he was an Indiana boy with aspirations to see and experience the world and to use his gifts to make the world a better, more equitable place. He had a deep appreciation for anywhere he found himself and a sense of humor to match. Colin had big plans, often unspoken, to continue his work and do more. We hope to unleash a similar sense of awe and wonder in the recipient of this scholarship.”