The Academy FAQ

What is the Academy?
The Academy is an invite-only program for students who want to get into their top choice schools, become leaders, and win scholarship dollars.

We are a distributed, technology-enabled program for students all over Canada to access elite preparatory techniques.

How it works

Your process
Students are provided access to a special and exclusive Academy Training Course Area in an online portal. Students are matched to a special list of scholarships that they are eligible for. Then students are alerted of key application deadlines. Students prepare their essays for submission by working with our essay editing team on a regular basis to polish their essays for the best chance of winning. On a weekly basis, we will be in touch to keep you on track and making progress towards your applications.

Access to our team
Navigating applications and scholarships is hard. We’ve guided, mentored, and supported thousands of students through the process. Since we’ve done it before, we know how to guide you through the process with the most clarity and efficiency.

GrantMe Academy students get 24h email support, access to office hours with the GrantMe team, and monthly Student Success Calls with a student mentor that is a past graduate of the Academy.

Benefits of the program

Skill Stacking
We realized that the same skillset that is required to apply to and win scholarships, is the same skillset to manage your time and do well in school – which is the same skillset needed to get a great job that you love, that fulfills you, pays you well, and gives you the freedom to live your life. That’s why we focus on “skill-stacking” with our Academy Students to prepare them for university and the next stages of their life. Academy Students leave the Academy with a variety of new and improved skills such as:

  • Improved time management
  • Improved ability to manage stress
  • Increased independence
  • Development of an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Increased communication skills
  • Taking on accountability

 

Community
Academy students are part of a community that is working together on deadlines, communicating with top students in Canada, working towards their own development and taking action in their community. This drives students to work together and better themselves as individuals.

Interview coaching
Students applying to big awards like Loran, Schulich, TD go through an interview process. A successful interview can be worth $70,000. GrantMe Academy students undergoing interviews will get coached by the GrantMe team on how to interview for these large awards. Our goal with interview coaching is to ensure students have the tools to tackle interviews for the rest of their life.

Transformed earning potential
Students working may make up to $30/hr. If students spend 40 hours applying to scholarships, they should win a minimum of $10,000. This puts their hourly rate at $329/hr. Our top students win $100,000+, putting their hourly rate at $3290/hr.
There is a small opportunity window for top students to take advantage of their transformed earning potential. Students who do see a 10-100x multiplication of their potential hourly rate.

Essay editing
Pre-written applications cost between $2,000-10,000. This is both illegal and unethical. We work with students to create authentic essays. We provide unlimited essay edits, coaching, and feedback so that each student is left knowing that the essay is their voice, their experiences, and shows them in the best possible light.
A top-end essay editing service is $250/hr. Editing 20 essays would be $5,000. And there is no guarantee attached to those edits. The goal is for each student to master their writing skills and excel with writing the rest of their academic and dream career.

Scholarship matching
We match you to a minimum of 20 scholarships that you are eligible to win. This could take you well over 20 hours of research and find matches. Then additional time and stress to determine if you’re actually eligible to win them.
Successful students in our program spend between 40 hours per year (approximately 2 hr/wk) applying to scholarships. At $10,000 of scholarship winnings, their hourly rate is $250/hr. Adding 20 hours of scholarship research reduces their hourly rate to $166/hr.

Support & mentorship
We have helped students before you win millions in scholarships, navigate the post-secondary application process, and access all types of post-secondary funding. We want to support our students as scholarship candidates and as young developing human beings. With mentorship students get support on their own personal development from students and scholars that can share their university and scholarship experience with them. We are with you every step of the way and we’ve got your back.

Initiative creation
By working with past Academy Scholars we have identified initiatives and leadership opportunities that increase your chances of winning scholarships. We also understand how being involved in your community empowers young people and challenges them. Our team works with you to design your initiator and leadership roles in your school and community so you have powerful initiatives when it comes to applying and have the ability to be an initiator in your community and life.

How do I apply to The Academy?
The Academy application process consists of two steps:

  1. An online application
  2. An online interview ​

You will be called for an interview if you meet the requirements for an Academy Interview. During your online Zoom interview, we will determine if you are a good fit for the program.

To begin the application process please fill out the application form here.

Application Criteria & Tips
We are looking for students that have a commitment to their communities, their academics and to bettering themselves. Students that are ready to develop themselves for the next stage of their life and want to evaluate their post-secondary options, select the one that is the right fit for them, and use that education to transition to a career of their dreams.

Activities & Involvement
Your involvement allows us to determine your eligibility for an interview. For your involvement please focus on the following types of roles- these are listed in the order of importance.
Initiator Roles: Are roles that the student starts themselves. Ex. They started a club, fundraiser, or project that generates a big impact (sustainability, mental health, bullying, etc.)
Leadership Roles: They are in a volunteer organization and have a leadership title (coach, counselor, executive member, president, etc.)
Member Roles: Part of an organization as a team member. For example, volunteering at the soup kitchen, volunteering at the hospital at the info desk, volunteering for the animal shelter in the kitten department.

Grades
If you have not yet received your grades for the current semester, please use the academic average from your top 5 courses from your last report card for your application.

For example: if you are in Grade 11 first semester, use your Grade 10 final report card grades.

The Academy is designed for elite students to get into their school of choice, grow their leadership in their communities, and fund their education with scholarships. We structure the following services in a program to accomplish the goal:

  • university application editing
  • winning university/scholarship essay templates
  • scholarship matching
  • scholarship essay editing
  • personalized 1 on 1 mentorship, coaching and guidance for school year
  • coursework/modules
  • initiative and leadership creation within your community
  • Access to the Academy Scholars network across the country

The Academy is open to Grade 11 students. Due to the nature of our services and the university guarantee that we provide, we limit entrance of students into the Academy. The number of students admitted depend on the quality of applicants. Currently, 7% of applicants are accepted.

GrantMe Academy students are chosen based on proven success criteria. We only award spots to students who will get results. So GrantMe Academy students get a Guarantee to their participation.

This is where the Academy is distinct from other GrantMe programs. 

If you are offered a spot in The Academy, you will be offered a university entrance guarantee during the interview process.

Top students are busy and highly involved. We make the university entrance and scholarship application process efficient for top students. We guide you through exactly what to do and by when, giving top students the opportunity to focus on their academy and community impact.

Top students shouldn’t be left to fend for themselves in navigating the university entrance and scholarship application process. And that’s where we come in – to support top students and give them the advice they need when they need it. By following our proven formula and advanced deadlines, top students outperform others, while maintaining a calm and peaceful school year.

We’ve seen how this has freed up students to spend more time on their foundations, initiatives, or their extracurriculars. This also opens doors for students to study at their dream school instead of the “safe” choice.

Moreover, our Academy students find high paying student jobs earlier in their career. Getting connected to other top students puts them in a position to network and get ahead in their careers.

What is the Academy?
The Academy is an invite-only program for students who want to get into their top choice schools, become leaders, and win scholarship dollars.

We are a distributed, technology-enabled program for students all over Canada to access elite preparatory techniques.

How it works

Your process
Students are provided access to a special and exclusive Academy Training Course Area in an online portal. Students are matched to a special list of scholarships that they are eligible for. Then students are alerted of key application deadlines. Students prepare their essays for submission by working with our essay editing team on a regular basis to polish their essays for the best chance of winning. On a weekly basis, we will be in touch to keep you on track and making progress towards your applications.

Access to our team
Navigating applications and scholarships is hard. We’ve guided, mentored, and supported thousands of students through the process. Since we’ve done it before, we know how to guide you through the process with the most clarity and efficiency.

GrantMe Academy students get 24h email support, access to office hours with the GrantMe team, and monthly Student Success Calls with a student mentor that is a past graduate of the Academy.

Benefits of the program

Skill Stacking
We realized that the same skillset that is required to apply to and win scholarships, is the same skillset to manage your time and do well in school – which is the same skillset needed to get a great job that you love, that fulfills you, pays you well, and gives you the freedom to live your life. That’s why we focus on “skill-stacking” with our Academy Students to prepare them for university and the next stages of their life. Academy Students leave the Academy with a variety of new and improved skills such as:

  • Improved time management
  • Improved ability to manage stress
  • Increased independence
  • Development of an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Increased communication skills
  • Taking on accountability

Community
Academy students are part of a community that is working together on deadlines, communicating with top students in Canada, working towards their own development and taking action in their community. This drives students to work together and better themselves as individuals.

Interview coaching
Students applying to big awards like Loran, Schulich, TD go through an interview process. A successful interview can be worth $70,000. GrantMe Academy students undergoing interviews will get coached by the GrantMe team on how to interview for these large awards. Our goal with interview coaching is to ensure students have the tools to tackle interviews for the rest of their life.

Transformed earning potential
Students working may make up to $30/hr. If students spend 40 hours applying to scholarships, they should win a minimum of $10,000. This puts their hourly rate at $329/hr. Our top students win $100,000+, putting their hourly rate at $3290/hr.
There is a small opportunity window for top students to take advantage of their transformed earning potential. Students who do see a 10-100x multiplication of their potential hourly rate.

Essay editing
Pre-written applications cost between $2,000-10,000. This is both illegal and unethical. We work with students to create authentic essays. We provide unlimited essay edits, coaching, and feedback so that each student is left knowing that the essay is their voice, their experiences, and shows them in the best possible light.
A top-end essay editing service is $250/hr. Editing 20 essays would be $5,000. And there is no guarantee attached to those edits. The goal is for each student to master their writing skills and excel with writing the rest of their academic and dream career.

Scholarship matching
We match you to a minimum of 20 scholarships that you are eligible to win. This could take you well over 20 hours of research and find matches. Then additional time and stress to determine if you’re actually eligible to win them.
Successful students in our program spend between 40 hours per year (approximately 2 hr/wk) applying to scholarships. At $10,000 of scholarship winnings, their hourly rate is $250/hr. Adding 20 hours of scholarship research reduces their hourly rate to $166/hr.

Support & mentorship
We have helped students before you win millions in scholarships, navigate the post-secondary application process, and access all types of post-secondary funding. We want to support our students as scholarship candidates and as young developing human beings. With mentorship students get support on their own personal development from students and scholars that can share their university and scholarship experience with them. We are with you every step of the way and we’ve got your back.

Initiative creation
By working with past Academy Scholars we have identified initiatives and leadership opportunities that increase your chances of winning scholarships. We also understand how being involved in your community empowers young people and challenges them. Our team works with you to design your initiator and leadership roles in your school and community so you have powerful initiatives when it comes to applying and have the ability to be an initiator in your community and life.

How do I apply to The Academy?
The Academy application process consists of two steps:

  1. An online application
  2. An online interview

You will be called for an interview if you meet the requirements for an Academy Interview. During your online Zoom interview, we will determine if you are a good fit for the program.

To begin the application process please fill out the application form here.

Application Criteria & Tips
We are looking for students that have a commitment to their communities, their academics and to bettering themselves. Students that are ready to develop themselves for the next stage of their life and want to evaluate their post-secondary options, select the one that is the right fit for them, and use that education to transition to a career of their dreams.

Activities & Involvement
Your involvement allows us to determine your eligibility for an interview. For your involvement please focus on the following types of roles- these are listed in the order of importance.
Initiator Roles: Are roles that the student starts themselves. Ex. They started a club, fundraiser, or project that generates a big impact (sustainability, mental health, bullying, etc.)
Leadership Roles: They are in a volunteer organization and have a leadership title (coach, counselor, executive member, president, etc.)
Member Roles: Part of an organization as a team member. For example, volunteering at the soup kitchen, volunteering at the hospital at the info desk, volunteering for the animal shelter in the kitten department.

Grades
If you have not yet received your grades for the current semester, please use the academic average from your top 5 courses from your last report card for your application.

For example: if you are in Grade 11 first semester, use your Grade 10 final report card grades.

The Academy is designed for elite students to get into their school of choice, grow their leadership in their communities, and fund their education with scholarships. We structure the following services in a program to accomplish the goal:

  • university application editing
  • winning university/scholarship essay templates
  • scholarship matching
  • scholarship essay editing
  • personalized 1 on 1 mentorship, coaching and guidance for school year
  • coursework/modules
  • initiative and leadership creation within your community
  • Access to the Academy Scholars network across the country

The Academy is open to Grade 11 students. Due to the nature of our services and the university guarantee that we provide, we limit entrance of students into the Academy. The number of students admitted depend on the quality of applicants. Currently, 7% of applicants are accepted.

GrantMe Academy students are chosen based on proven success criteria. We only award spots to students who will get results. So GrantMe Academy students get a Guarantee to their participation.

This is where the Academy is distinct from other GrantMe programs. 

If you are offered a spot in The Academy, you will be offered a university entrance guarantee during the interview process.

Top students are busy and highly involved. We make the university entrance and scholarship application process efficient for top students. We guide you through exactly what to do and by when, giving top students the opportunity to focus on their academy and community impact.

Top students shouldn’t be left to fend for themselves in navigating the university entrance and scholarship application process. And that’s where we come in – to support top students and give them the advice they need when they need it. By following our proven formula and advanced deadlines, top students outperform others, while maintaining a calm and peaceful school year.

We’ve seen how this has freed up students to spend more time on their foundations, initiatives, or their extracurriculars. This also opens doors for students to study at their dream school instead of the “safe” choice.

Moreover, our Academy students find high paying student jobs earlier in their career. Getting connected to other top students puts them in a position to network and get ahead in their careers.