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Alen Borangali, CIC ’24, Accepted to Top Canadian Universities with CAD 217,000 in Scholarships

By April 5, 2024No Comments

Alen Borangali, CIC Class of 2024, shares thoughts about his inspiring journey at CIC since 2021. Alen has been accepted to top Canadian universities, including University of Toronto Computer Science—ranked top 10 in the world by 2020 ARWU.

  • University of Toronto, St. George (Computer Science)
  • University of Toronto, Mississauga (Computer Science)
  • York University (Computer Science (BA))
  • University of Ottawa (Computer Science)
  • Western University (Computer Science)
  • University of Guelph (Software Engineering)
  • Carleton University (Computer Science-Honours)
  • Lakehead University, Thunder Bay (Computer Science)

Total Scholarships: CAD 217,000


“I didn’t just focus on grades, I also volunteered and was part of the school leadership team. These experiences showed my commitment to leadership and positive influence. When I applied to universities, I talked about these experiences in supplemental applications to show I could bring something special to their campuses.

When facing difficulties, I find motivation by reminding myself of my long-term goals and the reasons why I chose my path. Also, seeking support from friends, family, or school staff can give you valuable advice and encouragement to overcome challenges.

To future students, I suggest taking care of yourself and finding a good balance between school and personal life. Don’t forget to relax, do things you enjoy, and spend more time with your family and friends. Ask for help when you need it, and remember that challenges can help you learn and improve.

Face the future with positivity and strength, knowing that every moment can contribute to your personal and academic growth in a unique way.

I want to thank Ms. Cathy and Ms. Jean for their assistance with my university applications, and my family and friends for their constant support!”

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