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Frequently Asked Questions about GrantMe

How Does GrantMe Work? 

What type of support do I get access to? 

Students get access to 5 areas of support

University Application Editing & Review

Our editors take 12-24 hours to perfect your application. No more wondering if your essay is “good enough”- we’ll let you know when it is so you can apply with confidence.

Mock Interview Coaching

The interview stage for scholarships & schools is often the most challenging stage for a lot of students. We’ll coach you on the interview process with mock interviews and when the time comes, you know you’ll be as prepared as you can be.

School & Career Consulting

Your dedicated student account manager can work with you in a personalized 1-1 Call to see which schools & programs are the right fit for you. We’ll work with you to identify the pro’s & con’s for each option. No guesswork needed.

Mentorship from University Students

Through the GrantMe Academy, you connect with other students across Canada that are studying in your program and want to support other students through our mentorship program. Learn from their successes and mistakes so you know the best way to reach your goals.

Unlimited Scholarship Matching

Most students never apply because they never know where to go or where to start. GrantMe will help you find the right scholarships for you to apply so you have a clear roadmap to follow. You won’t have to wonder if the scholarship you’re applying to is the right one for you. You’ll know it is.

What schools can you support with? 

We’ve demonstrated success with applications to any college or university in Canada including the Top 20 Canadian Universities as following:

  1. University of British Columbia
  2. University of Toronto
  3. Western University
  4. Waterloo University
  5. McGill University
  6. McMaster University
  7. University of Alberta
  8. Queens University
  9. Simon Fraser University
  10. University of Calgary
  11. University of Guelph
  12. University of Victoria
  13. Ryerson University
  14. Concordia University
  15. York University
  16. Carleton University
  17. Wilfred Laurier University
  18. Trent University
  19. Brock University
  20. Windsor University

Will GrantMe write my university or scholarship essays for me? 

We believe every student deserves to have expert guidance in order to present their best self. We operate according to Editors Canada’s guidelines for ethical editing of student texts so we do write any part of the application for you. Rather, we provide examples from previously successful students and specific recommendations for your drafts. Writing support offered by GrantMe includes but is not limited to essay editing, 1-1 with Student Account Managers, and interview prep however any support provided are suggestions and you have the choice to accept or discard this.

How does GrantMe help me with scholarships?  

Most students never apply because they never know where to go or where to start.

GrantMe will help you narrow down your top 25 scholarships for each year you’re with us for 5 years. We breakdown the deadlines of your top scholarships for the year,  build a roadmap to apply to them so you’re organized, and edit every application along the way. 

You won’t have to wonder if the scholarship you’re applying to is the right one for you to win.

You’ll know it is.

Who are the mentors? 

We are fortunate that many of our successful students are passionate about helping new students to find their own success with scholarships, university and beyond. Each one of our mentors has been through the GrantMe Program, won a significant amount in scholarships and been accepted to top Canadian universities. They are our role model alumni because they truly embodied our recommended practices and they now host regular live webinars and respond to student questions on everything from time management, to university applications, to how to get your teachers to be great references.

How Do I Know GrantMe Is The Right Fit For Me? 

What results can I expect?

The students who consistently work with our team on their applications and interview skills often get accepted to at least one of their top three universities. If not all 3.

We’ve found that students who apply to 25-35 scholarships that we recommend per year win, on average, $9200. The payoff period for this is approximately 6-9 months, depending on when you join. Sometimes it is shorter. And often students win much more money. Our top students every year win upwards of $100,000.

I don’t what school I want to apply to? I don’t know what program to apply to?

No worries.  This is where your dedicated student account manager can help. They can work with you in a personalized 1-1 Call to see which schools & programs are the right fit for you. They work with you to identify the pro’s & con’s for any options. Each account manager is supported by a knowledge base built on research for 1000s of students allowing them to tailor exactly to your educational goals. 

What if I join GrantMe and decided it isn’t the right fit for me? 

Our team stands behind our support which is why we offer a 24 hour satisfaction guarantee. If you feel like the program isn’t the right fit for you, within 24 hours of your point of enrollment, you may email us at support@grantme.ca and we will offer you a full refund.

How much work is this going to take? What if I don’t have time?

All of us are or were students. We understand.

This is why we have structured the program so that each cohort commits to only 2-3 hours of work per week so time is not pulled away from what’s important (Grades, Leadership experiences, or Extracurriculars) but instead from Netflix, Instagram or other distractions.

We also ask students to reframe their perspectives. Inevitably, university applications need to be submitted – their deadline is non-negotiable. So instead of scrambling later to put together an application, (potentially jeopardizing your chances of being accepted) we find it is easier to dedicate a couple of hours of work per week to know your chances of getting accepted are exponentially higher.

Do I need this program if I can get accepted to the university I want or win scholarships on my own?

You don’t! Students who want access to GrantMe’s support do it because:

  • You want a clear roadmap to a specific university or scholarship goal
  • You know that you can win more than 99% of students and be the top 1%—but you don’t know how
  • You want to maximize how many scholarships you win
  • You want to give yourself the best shot at getting into your dream university
  • You want to save time researching and applying to scholarships and schools so that you can focus on your academics and activities
  • You want to dramatically change your financial future
  • You recognize that scholarships can be the highest dollar per hour job that a student can do if you do it right
 

What Makes GrantMe Different?

 

How is GrantMe different from other educational consultants? 

For a traditional educational consultant, you walk into a room, are assigned a questionnaire and pay per hour to speak to someone who guides you on how to get accepted to your top school. With GrantMe, your journey is instead supported by technology and AI reinforced by years of data. What does this mean for you? No more hourly fees. 

Why can’t I just ask my counsellor? 

You could. However, counsellors around Canada are typically assigned at  a ratio of 1:1500 with many being assigned across multiple schools. They are often overwhelmed by the large group of students they need to support. They don’t have the capacity to support each student personally with getting into their dream school which is why many counselors recommend GrantMe to their students. 

Why do I need to start this process this early? 

After supporting thousands of students in applying to and getting accepted to top schools, we learned the secret that helps top candidates stand out.

Students who get accepted start early.

The biggest issue that makes students struggle to get accepted to top universities is that you can’t fake your leadership experience or your profile. For example, you can’t just write about how you helped start an initiative in your community two years ago when you actually started it last week! Scholarship and post-secondary application review committees look at the length of your commitment to your initiatives. Starting a club two weeks before the application due date doesn’t cut it—so you need to plan in advance. Simultaneously,  application writing is a skill like any other. This means that you need repetition and feedback to improve it. Then add on interview skills. With both, we find that most students need 5-6 months of practice to truly refine these crafts. 

This is why GrantMe has a lot more than to do with just refining your university application. 

We support students the entire way – from helping you pick the school that best fits you, to mentoring you on how to build your profile to then finally perfecting your application to give you the best chance of being accepted.