Paul Shin-Gay

Why You Should Take AP Courses

In this article I will explore three reasons why I believe that taking AP courses are ideal for any student that wants to challenge themselves and explore different topics. If you’re on the fence on whether or not you should push yourself to take an AP course, I am here to tell you why I believe you should.

“Tips” for Major Scholarships

Blair Crawford 2017 Young Fund Loran Scholar When I found out that I had been selected as a 2017 Loran Scholar, one of the first things that friends, family, and interviewers said to me was, …

Top 5 Mistakes When Applying for Scholarships

The most commonly made mistakes when students apply for scholarships.   Not all the requirements are met Prior to submitting your application, make sure you have a complete application with all the required documents. Proofread …

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

Improving your writing techniques can greatly improve your chances of obtaining a scholarship!   Have a key theme When writing a personal statement or scholarship essay, think of a theme and stick with it.  Your …

14 Tips for Your First Day of High School

Charlotte Lilley 2015 Young Scholar Award Finalist   As this school year is coming to a close, everyone is starting to look forward to summer vacation – after all, what’s better than sleeping in, watching …

How To Be a Great Leader

Advait Maybhate 2018 University of Waterloo Schulich Leader Scholar Leadership is a very valuable trait that is relatively difficult to develop. In the modern world, leaders are valued in all professions. I strongly believe that …