The Academy FAQ
What is the Academy?
The Academy is an extremely competitive Scholarship Program and only 7% of applicants are admitted into the program. The purpose of The Academy is to enable students to win scholarship money and gain entry into their desired schools. It is designed for elite students and for that reason this program offers a guarantee in scholarship winnings.
How It Works
Essay Coaching & Editing
The key to winning scholarships and getting accepted is the essay. We show you winning essay templates. Coach you on writing winning essays. And edit them alongside you.
As a student in the GrantMe Academy, you have unlimited essays edits when working on your applications.
To win scholarships, you need to be a match for the scholarship. We match you to scholarships that you can apply for. This saves you the headache of searching for scholarships, wondering if they’re a match, and worry if you’ve read the application right.
As a student in the GrantMe Academy, we match you to all the scholarships that you’re eligible for. We work with you and support you to ensure that you are a good match.
Expertise, Mentorship, Support
Navigating scholarships and schools is hard. We’ve guided, mentored, and supported thousands of students through the process. Since we’ve done it before, we know how to guide you through the process with the most clarity and efficiency.
GrantMe Academy students get 24h email support, access to office hours with the GrantMe team, and monthly Student Success Calls with a student mentor.
GrantMe Academy students are chosen based on proven success criteria. We only award spots to students who will get results. For this reason, GrantMe Academy students get a Scholarship Guarantee to their participation.
Student Value Multiplier
Students working may make up to $30/hr. If students spend 40 hours applying to scholarships, they should win a minimum of $10,000. This puts their hourly rate at $329/hr. Our top students win $100,000+, putting their hourly rate at $3290/hr.
There is a small opportunity window for top students to take advantage of the Student Value Multiplier. Students who do see a 10-100x multiplication of their hourly rate.
Pre-written applications cost between $2,000-10,000. This is both illegal and unethical. We work with students to create authentic essays. We provide unlimited essay edits, coaching, and feedback so that each student is left knowing that the essay is their voice, their experiences, and shows them in the best possible light.
A top-end essay editing service is $250/hr. Editing 20 essays would be $5,000. And there is no guarantee attached to those edits.
We match you to a minimum of 20 scholarships that you are eligible to win. This could take you well over 20 hours of research and find matches. Then additional time and stress to determine if you’re actually eligible to win them.
Successful students in our program spend between 40hours per year (approximately 2 hr/wk) applying to scholarships. At $10,000 of scholarship winnings, their hourly rate is $250/hr. Adding 20 hours of scholarship research reduces their hourly rate to $166/hr.
Support & Mentorship
Students who attend $50,000/yr private schools turn to us for support on scholarships and admissions essays. There is no guarantee with private school tuition.
Counselors also do not offer a guarantee. They are busy and deal with hundreds of students at a time across a range of issues. We are solely focused on your applications and your success with those applications.
Students applying to big awards like Loran, Schulich, TD go through an interview process. A successful interview can be worth $70,000. GrantMe Academy students undergoing interviews will get coached by the GrantMe team on how to interview for these large awards.