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I have not seen any other forums or fb groups for people apply to QuARMS 2019 so here is a place for people ask question about it, let us know if you have received any news (supplemental application/interview/acceptance), your ECs, Volunteer, average, what you wrote for your essays, etc.
For the Schulich leader scholarship application we need at least one reference to be from a school staff member. Should it be from any teacher or a science/math teacher who can comment on my academics? I got it from a teacher who can talk about my leadership but now I am wondering if the reference had to be more about the type of student I am.
I was recently nominated to apply for this award and I have done research for the past two years. However they say they don't want students planning to go into medicine but the research I did was medical related. Should I include it or leave it out if it might decrease my chances of getting the award? I am unsure since some the past winners participated in HYRS or things like that but I just want to be sure that it including my research will not effect me negatively
are scholarship offers based on your grade 11 average or grade 12? if it’s different depending on the programs or universities, does anyone know how they do it specifically at uottawa or queens? tried looking at their websites but nothing came up?
- http://scholarshipscanada.com (lots of scholarships, but kinda hard to use)
2. Guidance counsellors. Ask them about any local scholarships available.
3. Parent’s workplace. Your parent’s company might offer a scholarship, and if they do it’s likely that they don’t get many applications. Also a good idea to ask your parents to ask their friends if their company provides a scholarship.
4. Financial Aid website for schools that you’re interested in. Should be able to find it easily with Google.
- Even if you don’t think you 100% qualify, still apply. Apparently a lot of scholarships don’t get a lot of applications so you still might have a good chance at winning!
- Make a calendar of application deadlines and plan which ones you'll apply to that way you don't miss any. I used Google calendar so I could set reminders.
Hey everyone! These forums were incredibly helpful when I was making my selection for university, so I want to offer myself up to answer any questions.
I am a National Scholarship winner, was admitted to Scholars Electives for Social Science, granted AEO status, and am currently halfway through HBA1. I can answer questions relating to the application processes for each, what I included in my applications, and how the programs have been thus far. Additionally I worked for Western in an academic counselling type fashion, so I can answer a lot of other general academic/resources questions like the process of choosing a specialization in upper years, what is SERT, or where the best bagels are on campus.
I have been swamped with homework and stuff and haven't really had a chance to sit down and apply for scholarships. I started looking now, because it is Christmas break, but it seems like I missed the deadlines for essentially all of them. Is there a website anyone knows of that I can look for more scholarships. Thanks
Hi!! I was recently completing my Loran Scholarship application and the portion that asks which university you want to attend says individuals chosen as Loran Scholars are expected to leave their home region???? I was planning to go to the university in my city but if I were to win this scholarship would I have to go somewhere else?? I understand there are different loran awards (some win $80000 and some win a couple thousand for being a finalist) so would I become ineligible to win any awards?
I was going to apply for the Schulich scholarship however I noticed that the eligibility says that students cannot be going into medicine or medical research. I am not sure what I will be going into after my science degree however I wanted to keep my options open. I read some articles about past winners and some of them said that they want to pursue medicine. If someone ended up pursuing medicine after would they revoke the award?
I am interested in the Biological, Biomedical, Life Sciences field at McGill, which I saw last year, cutoffs were 93.8%. I was wondering if any of you can give me any sort of guidance as to whether or not I have the chance of getting accepted and a scholarship?
My grade 11 marks are:
Pre-Calculus 11: 97
Social Studies: 92
My grade 12 marks are:
Pre-calculus 12: 100
AP Psychology: 98
Physical Education: 100
My top 5 academics are Chem, Pre-Calc, English, AP Psychology and Biology, giving me an average of 95.8.
For extracurriculars, ive been on my school’s general student council for two years, and now am in the executive student council for my final year of high school. I also take part in various clubs and volunteer at a hospital regulary, along with other organizations.
Is the likelihood of me getting accepted into that field, let alone McGill, knowing how competitive it is, likely? Along with receiving a scholarship even though my grade 11 marks arent as high? Also, despite biology being my lowest mark, would that affect my acceptance into that field of study? I’m going to be writing another test soon, so hopefully I do well on that to boost up my mark prior to my application. I’ve been stressing out about this for the longest time, so any source of guidance will help out greatly!
PLEASE READ! Long distance relationships are not what they are portrayed to be. They are not as hard, emotionally draining, or as impossible as people assume. Right now, I am living 3 hours away from my boyfriend (who plays a varsity sport). We see each other once or twice a month. We are both happy, both with room to live our own lives but always being able to catch up at the end of the night. We still love each other, nobody has been unfaithful, and it is relatively easy. The time we spend together is always quality time, and I do not regret staying with him.If you love someone and think you they could be the person for you, go for it. The worst that could happen is that it doesn't work out and you part ways. It is entirely possible, do not give up just because of what you THINK might happen.
Pros of a long distance relationship...
1. The time you spend together is really exciting and precious
2. You have the freedom to be yourself and make friends on your own terms
3. You always have lots to talk about with your S/O because you're apart during the day
4. It tests whether the relationship is really worth it
5. Meeting their new friends means more friends for you!
6. Sex/physical intimacy is so much better when you've been waiting for it
7. It will show you how much your partner really values you
8. You don't need to pick between your friends and partner during the week
9. It helps keep you focused
I hope that this helped anyone that needed to hear it.
So I noticed Yconic has been getting worse and worse over the past couple months. Links literally don’t work, all the info seems out of data and loads of other problems so I decided to do some Googling and may have found the answer.
It turns out Yconic sold to Canada largest company for polling and market research. I always wondered how much Yconic was selling my data, well now I don’t since it is owned by a company whose only job it seems is to get information from people and sell it to other companies.
So SHAD application is rolling around and I was wondering if it is worth it. Like do Universites actually like this or is it fun at least? Also, do you have to live on campus for SHAD or can you commute there?
Basically, can anyone tell me is SHAD worth it? That is my main question.
Hey, everyone! I am in first year and attending McMaster University for their Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours program! I remember using yconic a lot while I was in high school, so I thought it would only be fair to help incoming freshmen out, just like how I was!
Feel free to ask me any questions that pertain to McMaster’s Health Sciences program of course, as well as another other burning questions you may have!!
Below, I am just going to list some general information that would probably be asked:
Programs I applied to: (accepted to all)
• McMaster Health Science
• McMaster Life Science
• McMaster Integrated Science
• Western Medical Science
• Guelph Biomedical Science
• Queens Science
Grade 12 marks: (classical, academic courses. Not AP or IB)
• Biology: 99%
• Advanced Functions: 99%
• Calculus: 97%
• Chemistry: 95%
• English: 95%
• World Issues Geography: 98%
Average ~ 97%
Extra Curriculars: (as an aside, I really encourage doing extra curriculars if you can handle it without them affecting your grades! looks great on scholarship applications!)
• President of Student Council
• President of Best Buddies program
• President of Band Council
• Captain of Badminton Team
• Leader of Freshmen Orientation
Many of the scholarships I won were for personal activism, student leadership, and academics. Totalling around $90,000. If you have any questions on filling out applications, please let me know!
Please, ask me anything that I have not gone over! You guys got this, you’re going to succeed and get into whatever program your heart desires! I know it can be a struggle, but don’t be afraid to show this world what you’re made of!