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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2019, 07:59:00 pm »
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There aren't heaps of events,  but I found the student community to be quite valuable :)
I am also a kwonger and agree that the main perk is the community aspect of the program, although I do much prefer the community here at AN ;)

For my school 2 people were selected and if I remebr correctly my application mainly revolved around my work experience in year 10, community action in year 9, my job, and my running as an extra curricular activity.
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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2019, 04:40:34 pm »
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I am also a kwonger and agree that the main perk is the community aspect of the program, although I do much prefer the community here at AN ;)

For my school 2 people were selected and if I remebr correctly my application mainly revolved around my work experience in year 10, community action in year 9, my job, and my running as an extra curricular activity.


What's the community feel like?

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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 08:45:35 pm »
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What's the community feel like?
Its really just a big group of fellow year 12s who are fairly academically motivated. I'd say that the community is fairly casual and not a whole lot of actual academic discussion.
Tthere are a few in-person meetups to mingle with people (I ain't a massive fan of mingling tho :-\) and there's like a massive facebook group chat and whatnot. However, there are just too many people for my liking and its hard to interact with a group as big as that and from what I've seen, people seem to just end up forming smaller friendship groups within it. I honestly haven't been that involved in the community as I prefer to spend my time here though.
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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 08:50:53 pm »
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Its really just a big group of fellow year 12s who are fairly academically motivated. I'd say that the community is fairly casual and not a whole lot of actual academic discussion.
Tthere are a few in-person meetups to mingle with people (I ain't a massive fan of mingling tho :-\) and there's like a massive facebook group chat and whatnot. However, there are just too many people for my liking and its hard to interact with a group as big as that and from what I've seen, people seem to just end up forming smaller friendship groups within it. I honestly haven't been that involved in the community as I prefer to spend my time here though.
Do you reckon it's worth it?

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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2019, 08:56:08 pm »
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Do you reckon it's worth it?
Depends.
I'm not finding it particularly useful, but plenty of people seem to really enjoy it.
It does give some good opportunities to hang around Melbourne uni and you get a library card that gives you access to their libraries (which is pretty cool if you live near). iirc there are also some selection privileges that come with it (I think some courses' required ATAR is lowered).
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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2019, 09:14:33 pm »
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Do you reckon it's worth it?
Just like Erutepa said, it really does depend on the person.

I really like it as you do get some privileges such as the libraries which is pretty cool. (there was even one about an allowance if you choose to study abroad). The program does offer VCE lectures and all of which are exclusive for KLD Scholars. They even had a thing on open day called the 'High achievers lounge' which you get to go in (was a weird experience). The KLD program is mainly to get bright students together and you make some quality friends out of it. I do prefer the AN community because the KLD cohort is massive and quite hard to be involved if you aren't the type to go up to random people.  ;D
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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2019, 09:25:17 am »
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I'm really annoyed at the moment because me and my homeroom teacher have been trying for two weeks to get a hold of the careers centre at my school to look over my application and send an endorsement for me but they haven't been responding or helping at all.  >:(

I have finished my application but I wanted someone from the careers team to read over it and see if I needed to make any improvements. Unfortunately tomorrow is the last day of school so that won't be happening until we get back to school. :(

Does anyone think sending in my application towards the end is going to affect my chances? I've seen some people say they were submitting their application in the first week.
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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2019, 09:32:26 am »
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Are there programs/scholarships etc like this kinda thing that for Year 11 and 12???
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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2019, 12:55:48 pm »
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Are there programs/scholarships etc like this kinda thing that for Year 11 and 12???

I'm not too sure if this similar, but Melbourne as well as other universities offer extension programs for VCE students where you can study 2 uni subjects with your VCE.
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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2019, 03:02:27 pm »
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I'm not too sure if this similar, but Melbourne as well as other universities offer extension programs for VCE students where you can study 2 uni subjects with your VCE.

I looked into the deakin uni extention and had my application all ready i just needed a teacher to reccomend me and i went and asked him and he told me that he would not reccomend me despite him and multiple other teachers agreeing that i would do well doing a uni subject because he wants to motivate me to do well in year 12 without a uni extention

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Re: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2019, 07:20:00 pm »
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I'm really annoyed at the moment because me and my homeroom teacher have been trying for two weeks to get a hold of the careers centre at my school to look over my application and send an endorsement for me but they haven't been responding or helping at all.  >:(

I have finished my application but I wanted someone from the careers team to read over it and see if I needed to make any improvements. Unfortunately tomorrow is the last day of school so that won't be happening until we get back to school. :(

Does anyone think sending in my application towards the end is going to affect my chances? I've seen some people say they were submitting their application in the first week.

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