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Queen's Major Awards Applicants 2011 Options
leylachisamore
Posted: November 26, 2010 2:28:08 PM

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Location: Kingston
btown wrote:
Lots of BC kids here. Do we have a higher chance of winning because we are so far away?smile


Unfortunately, I don't think so, ha. I'm in Kingston, and we don't get preference either. I've spoken to guidance and university employees and they base their decisions solely on the applicant. Sorry ha. As long as you're application is epic though, you'll be fine.

Applied to:
Queen's Con-Ed
Queen's General Arts
University of Ottawa Baccalauréat ès arts spécialisé avec majeure en lettres françaises et B.Éd.

leylachisamore
Posted: November 26, 2010 2:34:22 PM

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Location: Kingston
Haru wrote:
Is everyone's word limit within the required range? Both of my leadership and involvement one are over by 50 words. I can't cut it down anymore!!!>< i hope they don't count, cuz that would be really sad.


Queen's in really, really picky. (For example, they take into account whether or not you picked them as your first choice if it's a small program). Which is a HUGE bummer. I talked to my guidance, who've spoken to the university, etc, and if it's an extremely tough decision between the applicants, they could get down to word counting and toss it if the number is over 400, ('it's easier to do a better job with more room to explain, write, etc' apparently..), to make things easier for them.

I doubt it'd come to that, but it is a possibility, especially with Queen's. Sorry, it's frustrating. If you have time, précis what you can to shorten it. If it's too late to shorten it, then good luck and hope it doesn't come to that.

I wouldn't worry too much, it's not like it's 100 words over or anything. Hope it goes well for you!

Applied to:
Queen's Con-Ed
Queen's General Arts
University of Ottawa Baccalauréat ès arts spécialisé avec majeure en lettres françaises et B.Éd.

leylachisamore
Posted: November 26, 2010 2:42:17 PM

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purpledog wrote:
Ya, I have a blank section there too. The only thing under my "national" competitions section is a math contest in grade ten :S fortunately I have a full page of EC's but I feel like I just BS'd a few to be honest.

And about your commere question, i'm not too sure. Sorry!

Soo... how confident is everyone on getting the scholarship? I'm curious to know smile


I'm not overly confident. I feel good about my application as I have a lot of varied, hard to get stuff. But nearly every other Student Trustee in Ontario I've spoken to wants to go to Queen's, which is unnerving as that means super involved, impressive kids (far more impressive than myself) would likely apply for the scholarship too. It's a downer, as I'm almost sure I won't get it ha. And that's only Ontario.

But why not apply. My highschool has a really good track record for Chancellor's (2 winners last year), so it is possible.

I dunno... :S I'll just pray and cross my fingers. smile

Applied to:
Queen's Con-Ed
Queen's General Arts
University of Ottawa Baccalauréat ès arts spécialisé avec majeure en lettres françaises et B.Éd.

meridian
Posted: November 26, 2010 4:18:35 PM
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Location: Ontario
yukongirl wrote:
I am interested to know how many people have applied for this amazing scholarship?




Summary from last year ~860 applicants and awards announced February 5th


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2010 - 2011 Major admission award applicants

The 2010-2011 recipients of Queen's Major Admission Awards have been selected. Recipients were notified on February 5, 2010.

We wish to acknowledge all students who applied for a Queen's Major Admission Award. This year we had over 860 applicants from across Canada apply for one or more of the 73 available major admission awards. The competition for these awards is rigorous, and you have all demonstrated your involvement in school and community, your leadership, and your commitment to your studies.

Thank you for your continued interest in Queen's.

Best wishes for continued success in your studies!
epicplayer
Posted: November 26, 2010 7:14:18 PM
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Location: Hamilton
Hi guys, just had a quick question for Queen's chancellor's scholarship. The section where it states "original and creative thinking," whatever content we decide to put into it, does it have to be in "black" ink, or can it have color? I am asking this because I have something I was gonna put on it, but after reading the instructions, they want the entire application in black ink, so I was wondering if the photo being black or white has any relevance. Thx.
goldmansachs
Posted: November 26, 2010 8:24:03 PM
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Just wondering, how filled up was your awards, competitions and conferences section guys?

Applying to:
McGill University - Management
UWO - Global Economics + Ivey AEO
Queens University - Commerce
York University - Schulich BBA
UTSC - Management Co-op
meridian
Posted: November 26, 2010 8:50:40 PM
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Location: Ontario
The notes indicate they will photocopy the application before passing to the reviewers. It is in your best interest to make sure it will look good photo copied. Suggest you photocopy that page yourself to see how it looks.


epicplayer wrote:
Hi guys, just had a quick question for Queen's chancellor's scholarship. The section where it states "original and creative thinking," whatever content we decide to put into it, does it have to be in "black" ink, or can it have color? I am asking this because I have something I was gonna put on it, but after reading the instructions, they want the entire application in black ink, so I was wondering if the photo being black or white has any relevance. Thx.
epicplayer
Posted: November 26, 2010 10:49:38 PM
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Thank you meridian.
Areeb X Akhter
Posted: November 27, 2010 12:55:46 AM
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did everyone write their responses very formally ?
Ming Jin
Posted: November 27, 2010 2:28:13 AM

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Was there an interview for finalists?
If so, when's it? late feb??


ROCK PRINCE.

applyin to
Queen's Commerce
Harvard Undergrad B
UWO/ AEO Ivey Combined with LAW
Mcgill Management

G.12 top 6 Average 97.6
ECs: President and co-chair of two clubs, captain of two rock bands (got two national gold awards, one silver award),
head of business team(won 3 business plan competitions), school swimming &billiards team, organize 2010 national u fair
2010 Global Young Leaders Conference, manger assistant in Plains Industrial Hemp Processing Ltd for 3 years(without pay), uncountable volunteer works(peer tutor,TA,etcetcetc)
working over 4 years(Sushi Chef, Dental Assistant, Online business rep.)
Trading stocks since 2006(highest y-t-d rate of return 174.2%, lowest -47.6%), trading mutual funds since 2007 fall
purplepheonix
Posted: November 27, 2010 3:17:13 PM

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Location: Toronto
How much time would you guys guess you have spent on your essays? I have no idea if I'm obsessing to much and taking to long or not spending enough time.

Applying to:
Queen's ConEd
Trent ConEd
Queen's Art/Sci
purpledog
Posted: November 27, 2010 3:55:43 PM
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Location: Vancouver
btown wrote:
Lots of BC kids here. Do we have a higher chance of winning because we are so far away?smile


Haha, that would be awesome razz

purplepheonix, (nice name btw, kinda like mine!) I didn't spend much time on my essays. It took maybe half an hour per essay to do the first copy, but I really can't remember how long it took to edit. But i didn't even edit it that much... hahaha. Oh well! I'm sure you essays are fine smile
Haru
Posted: November 27, 2010 4:16:34 PM
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OMG YESSSSSSS i FINALLY friggen trimmed down my essays. It took more time to edit than to write. WOW. Sending it on Monday! Hope everything goes well! smile
Nyx
Posted: November 27, 2010 8:28:41 PM

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Areeb X Akhter wrote:
did everyone write their responses very formally ?


Not really... mine were all in first person and i think i used quite a few contractions... but it seemed more natural that way so i left them like that.

Applying to:

Queens University: Life Science (BSc)
University of Western Ontario: Biomed+ Scholar's electives (maybe) + AEO (BMSc +HBA)
University of Toronto, St George campus: Life Science (BSc), Trinity College or Victoria College
Mcgill University: Biol, Biomed, Life sci (Bsc)
UOIT: Life sci and management (no, please don't comment)
Harvard College
Yale University
Stanford University
Princeton University
Duke University
Areeb X Akhter
Posted: November 27, 2010 8:57:15 PM
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Location: Woodbridge
what did everyone write down in the community section of the awards things ?
like what type of stuff
Shagana
Posted: November 28, 2010 9:43:16 AM
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Hi everyone!

I was wondering that since the deadline for this application says "received by December 1st, 2010" would it still mean that applications arriving that same day will be accpeted? I just want to make sure!

thank you

jackbaek
Posted: November 28, 2010 10:16:37 AM

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yea I'm pretty sure it can be received on that date as well. hopefully, or else I'm screwed razz

Applying to:
Waterloo: Math/CA
Queens: Science (Math)
Toronto: Mathematical Applications in Economics and Finance
Nyx
Posted: November 28, 2010 5:17:44 PM

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Question: Does Queens want you to put them as your top choice? As in, if they're not your 1st but say 2nd or 3rd are your chances of getting the scholarship significantly lower?Also, what if you get a scholarship but decide not to go? do they give it to someone else or not give it out at all?

Applying to:

Queens University: Life Science (BSc)
University of Western Ontario: Biomed+ Scholar's electives (maybe) + AEO (BMSc +HBA)
University of Toronto, St George campus: Life Science (BSc), Trinity College or Victoria College
Mcgill University: Biol, Biomed, Life sci (Bsc)
UOIT: Life sci and management (no, please don't comment)
Harvard College
Yale University
Stanford University
Princeton University
Duke University
ZFero
Posted: November 28, 2010 8:08:54 PM
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Location: Mississauga
Nyx wrote:
Question: Does Queens want you to put them as your top choice? As in, if they're not your 1st but say 2nd or 3rd are your chances of getting the scholarship significantly lower?Also, what if you get a scholarship but decide not to go? do they give it to someone else or not give it out at all?


When I was at the open house, they said for all admissions it did not matter whether they were 1st or 50th for admission, therefore, for scholarships, It probablly does not make a difference. Can't answer the 2nd part of your question though.

Applying to:
- Queen's Commerce
- Western AEO
- Waterloo AFM-PA
- Schulich BBA
- McGill Management

lemony
Posted: November 28, 2010 8:24:24 PM

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How do you know if your application has safely arrived? My school said they would courier it on my behalf, but I'm kind of paranoid that it won't arrive or something, haha. I tried checking the Student Centre but it didn't seem to say anything. Thoughts?

By the way, after December 1, we should all come back here and put down what we put for the Original/Creative Thinking section. I'm interested to know!

Also, do you think they pay more attention to the essay questions and reference letter than your list of extracurriculars? I think that personal development and what is your character is like is much more important than a bunch of non-descriptive single lines about various ECs... but what do you guys think?


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