Frequently Asked Questions
What is Young Scholar?
Young Scholar is a community resource dedicated to helping students with their transition into post-secondary education, whether it be financially or otherwise. Through Young Scholar, students will find useful information on application writing techniques, interview skills, resume building, study tips, and insight from fellow students on taking care of one’s well-being and mental health.
Can I join the Young Scholar team?
Of course, we are always welcoming new team members! Our team members come from a diverse background in terms of age and place of origin. From Oakville and Toronto, to the United Kingdom, geographic region is not an issue. In terms of age, we have members ranging from grade 12 to graduates that are already working full-time. If you are interesting in joining the team, shoot us an email at [email protected] with an introduction and your CV. From there, one of our team members will get back to you about the details.
How can I get a scholarship?
Contrary to popular belief, it is not just high grades you need to obtain scholarships. In fact, many scholarships do not require students to submit their transcripts!
When it comes to scholarship applications, practice makes perfect. For every application you complete, you will become more experienced and aware of any mistake you may have made in the previous applications. Students who win the most prestigious scholarships may not have as many accomplishments as you, but they will still win. Why? These students are able to market themselves and persuade the scholarship committee that they deserve this scholarship. All winning applications leave a memorable impression on the scholarship committee that makes them stand out from the crowd. To learn more about how to curate a memorable application, check out our articles here.
Where can I find mental health resources?
Young Scholar’s new initiative, “Project Noise” (insert hyperlink here) will dedicate itself as a mental health resource for post-secondary students anywhere in the world. McGill University, only one of the hundreds of Canadian Universities facing similar issues, has experienced a 35% increase in students seeking mental health services in the past five years (Globe and Mail, 2017). Often underfunded and/or overbooked, every year students are heavily impacted by the lack of available resources at their command. This initiative is a small bit that we’d like to offer our peers.
Please visit Young Scholar’s Project Noise page where you will find personalized student written articles and quick guides on mental health topics including but not limited to, self care methods, handling increased academic and social stressors, and attending university while coping with mental illnesses. You may also find a link of external resources and 24/7 crisis lines at your disposal.
We would like to remind our readers that we would like to extend our services if our readers ever need someone to chat with (please allow up to 24 hours for a reply). Our Project Noise writers are available for direct contact and actively reply to comments as well, so please do not hesitate to reach out!