I've looked through the McGill website, called the office, and emailed them many many times, and I still haven't gotten good, clear answers for my questions. I haven't been admitted yet, but planning to apply this year. Here are my questions, copied directly from the email I sent them and been replied to with the shortest, most useless answers:
1) I've graduated from an international school that works under the American system, but that is not within the United States. I have received a US High School Diploma. Would that qualify me, for the minimum academic requirement options for the entrance scholarships, as a student from a United States High School or simply Overseas High School?
2) Is it possible to be considered for the scholarships for documents other than the ones stated below the minimum academic requirements page? For example, for the US High School they mention "MINIMUM A average (at least 95% or GPA of 4.00, or equivalent) over last two years of full-time studies, and minimum score of 700 in each SAT or 33 in the ACT." But if I have other scores, such as AP scores, SAT subject tests, and TOEFL scores, will those be considered for scholarships or would that be unnecessary? If it is unnecessary, is it then ONLY SAT, ACT, and GPA that are considered for the scholarships?
2) If any of my academic scores are below the requirement, am I automatically not eligible for a scholarship, or is there still a chance I receive the scholarship?
3) I came across the list of all the entrance scholarships here: List of Current Entrance Scholarships | Scholarships and Student Aid - McGill University
, and was wondering if all those scholarships really are part of the Basic Entrance Scholarships. I was confused that I found many scholarships that happen to be renewable and above 3,000$ when in the description of the Basic Entrance Scholarships, it says that they award only annual scholarships valued at 3,000$. Also, is it possible to get more than one of these many scholarships in the list, or is it possible to receive only one?
4) I read about the Entrance Bursaries that are given to prospective students, and read that being awarded these bursaries depends on one's financial status and academic standing. As in academic standing, are there any minimum academic requirements that must be fulfilled, like the scholarships, to be awarded these bursaries? Also, is the process for receiving these bursaries as competitive as it is for the Entrance Scholarships?
5) I've also read through the Work-Study Program in McGill, but despite my attempts I have been unable to figure out an estimated amount of money that could be made through this process. I was wondering if I could get information, for example, as to how much on average students who are part of the Work-Study Program make a year, or alike.