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Emory Scholar: chances

SEWcuriousSEWcurious Posts: 571Registered User Member
edited August 2005 in Emory University
am an African-American female at an urban public highschool (in the gifted megnet) in Los Angeles but I am from an upper middle class family. My stats are:

Academics:
-ranked in top 2% out of 990
-mostly A's with the exception of two B's (in SPanish freshman year and an indepedent study life skills class)
-SAT I
*first time: 1340 (680v, 660m)
*second time: 2250 (790m,790v,670w)
-SATII
*Biology: 730
*US History 770
*will take math 2c
-APs
*Spanish 2 (oops)
*US History 5
*Eurpean history 5
*Biology 5
*English Literature 4
*to be taken:
**AP Calculus AB
**AP Economics (will take two AP tests)
**AP Psychology
**AP Government (will take two AP tests)
**AP English Composition
-Honors filled the rest of my schedule with the exception of Spanish (not offered in honors) and my PE classes

ECs
-captain of the soccer team 2 years (only freshman on varsity since freshman year)
-Jack and Jill (cultural/service organization)
*member since age 9
*treasurer 2 years
*parlimentarian 1 year
-Science Bowl
*on team 3 years
*captain 2 years
-member California Honor Society
-member California Scholarship Federation
-Mentor 3 years

Summers:
-before 9th grade Traveled through Europe playing with soccer team
-before 10th grade Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer program in Maryland
-before 11th grade UC COSMOS summer program at UC Davis
-Before 12th grade
*job as office clerk 2 days a week
*internship at USC Keck School of Medicine assisting with research 3 days a week

Volunteering- 250 hours
-Test Sucess Tutoring underpriveleged youth
-Cooking for homeless
-Ronald McDonald House
-many small projects with Jack and Jill

Awards Received
-national merit commended student
-national acheivement commended student (as of now)
-Who's Who Among American Highschool Students (know it doens't count for much)
-Second All-League Soccer team (2 years)

I think I have a good chance of getting in but what are my chances for becoming and Emory Scholar?
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Replies to: Emory Scholar: chances

  • SozoSozo Posts: 372Registered User Member
    What is an Emory Scholar? Is this a scholarship?
  • meateater0387meateater0387 Posts: 401Registered User Member
    Jesus that's a huge jump in your SAT, nice job. You beat me, I went from a 1390 to a 2250 also.
  • SEWcuriousSEWcurious Posts: 571Registered User Member
    Emory Scholars are given half to full tuition as well as tickets to concerts, local sports games, and first pick of dorm rooms,
  • dhmdhm Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
    Seems like they have a cut off for SAT scores and then it's anybody's guess. I understand last years cut off was ~1530, so don't know what it will be with the new SATs
  • SEWcuriousSEWcurious Posts: 571Registered User Member
    where did you read that?
  • dhmdhm Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
    I didn't read it anywhere, and I don't think it is an official number. Just my perceptions based on who became scholars last year. The most consistent factor seemed to be high SAT and I think they were all at least 1530, plus someone on this forum said they use SAT's as their first cut off and then look at other things to decide who gets offered scholarships. My daughter had a 1550, 4.0 uw gpa and lots of diverse ec's. She got a full tuition scholarship.
  • SEWcuriousSEWcurious Posts: 571Registered User Member
    how does she like it
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