May 25th, 2023 – GrantMe Newsletter #6

Getting high potential students into the best programs, at the best schools, to help them get the best jobs, doesn’t mean we don’t take the time to keep up a social life. In between playing soccer on Tuesday nights and going out for fried chicken and waffles, we meet brands, companies and visionaries who share the same goal: creating opportunities for students and parents like you. 

Our newest BFF is a private college with career-oriented courses in multiple fields and a student employment rate of 93%. If you’re game to make plans, pour yourself your drink of choice and clear your schedule. Class in now in session.

Today’s syllabus:

  • The world’s slowest student finally graduates
  • Hit play onour new YouTube videos
  • Introducing SELC College, our new partner

💯 Trending

👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 According to a study from Dalhousie University, immigrants’ health tends to worsen the longer they stay in Canada. PhD researcher Iqbal Chowdhury suggests that this is due to a clash of expectations, a lack of available immigration resources, and loneliness. Chowdhury, who lives in Atlantic Canada, where immigration has tripled in the past 15 years, hopes his research results in more accessible services and support.

📣 Highlights

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World’s best procrastinator: Your all-nighter has nothing on Arthur Ross, the “slowest student in the world”, who finally graduated from the University of British Columbia after 54 years. Where did the time go? Ross left UBC’s general arts program to study theatre in Montreal, then law in Toronto, then came back in 2017 to study history. His graduation takes place today and he gives “full credit” to his younger classmates who stayed in school throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

New heights: Students entering Simon Fraser University now have access to more housing options. The new residence hall added to the Burnaby campus opens 383 spots for on-campus housing that will be targeted towards first-year students. The building will reflect Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh influences and include a drumming circle and outdoor space.

No international students allowed? According to the Institut du Québec, universities in Quebec are turning down international students out of fear that they will not return to their home countries. In 2022, the federal government turned down nearly 72 per cent of African applicants accepted into a Quebec university, a move that contradicts nationwide efforts to retain international students.

Three cheers for nursing students from the University of Calgary, who partnered with the campus’s Wellness Services to create an intervention plan for excessive alcohol use among first-year students. The animated video they put together covers harm reduction strategies and updated guidelines for the maximum number of drinks consumed (tl;dr, two drinks or less per week).

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Did you know we have a YouTube channel? Okay, so we haven’t updated it for a while, but after our content hiatus, we’re back with a new video, new thumbnails and our take on the best electives to sign up for at UBC. Intro into Indigeneity? Check. Comic book writing? They’ve got it. Wine 101? Drink up (legally, of course).

While we’re firing up our YouTube channel, keep your eyes peeled for new Shorts, Spotify playlists and TikToks coming your way in the coming week. Want to know what our editing team listens to while working? Spoiler: it’s edgier than you think.

⏰ Upcoming deadlines

  • ICNA Sisters Canada Earth Day 2022 Scholarship (May 30)
  • Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students (May 30)
  • Sean Murphy Memorial Scholarship (May 31)
  • BC District Authority Scholarships (May 31)
  • BC Achievement Scholarships (May 31)
  • AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship (May 31)
  • RRCF Scholarship (May 31)
  • Ted & Holly Rollins Scholarship (June 1)
  • Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest (June 1)

🤔 What’s the difference between the BC District Authority and BC Achievement Scholarships? If you’re a student in BC, you will automatically be considered for the BC Achievement Scholarship if you meet the eligibility requirements. Meanwhile, you’ll need to apply for the BC District Authority Scholarship, but reach out to your school or district office and you could earn even more!

🌎 New in the GrantMe-sphere

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We’re excited to team up with SELC College, our newest partner and a private college that allows you to study subjects like business, hospitality, digital media and nursing just to name a few. Best of all, these programs are fully online and designed to prepare you to find a job in 6 to 12 months.

And it doesn’t stop there. We’re providing a $500-$1500 scholarship for students who sign up through GrantMe to go towards their SELC tuition. If you’re interested, click below to fill out our form and learn more about the SELC programs you could be eligible for.

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