How to Win Scholarships – Leveraging your gap year to fund your university tuition

We all know post-secondary education is very expensive and a huge financial burden that students have to carry. Thank goodness for scholarships!. However, looking for scholarships, writing  beautifully crafted applications and effectively communicating your skills can be challenging! But don’t worry, in today’s episode we invited scholarship expert Janet MacDonald from MyCampusGPS, who shares her incredible insight on the scholarship process and how you can be a successful candidate. 
Janet and Michelle also dive further to unpack the greater value besides the money and how scholarships can become a tool you can leverage to make you a better job candidate and land those dream positions. 
Topics Discussed
Meet Janet MacDonald from MyCampusGPS and learn about the helpful resources she provides students. 
Looking beyond the money, how will scholarships help you stand out among other job candidates. 
How gappers can leverage their time and experiences of their gap year when it comes to the scholarship process. 
What skills funders look for when reading scholarship applications. 
How taking on a leadership role will help you develop the necessary skills and qualities that can be applied to applications, but more importantly your own experiences. 
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
https://www.mycampusgps.ca
Contact Janet: justjanet@mycampusgps.ca
Get support to light up your gap year! Book a free 30-min call: https://www.cangap.ca/call
Connect With The Canadian Gap Year Association
Join “Gapper Connect” on Discord to connect with students thinking about a gap year, current Gappers, and alum all in one place! https://www.cangap.ca/gapperconnect
Find more resources at the Can Gap website https://www.cangap.ca/
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Michelle Dittmer
President of the Canadian Gap Year Association (OCT)

Michelle is an educator and youth advocate that has taught grades 4 through College, developed International Service-Learning Programs, nurtured Educational Partnerships with school boards from coast to coast, and developed youth policy. Having a finger on the pulse of the needs of young learners, combining their need for experiential learning and developing reflective and values-aligned practices, she founded the Canadian Gap Year Association to raise the profile of gap year as a solution to mental health, lack of clarity, and the skill gap.