What colleges offer merit-based scholarships to internationals?
i'm an international with 3.6ish gpa, 2320 sat (cr 740, m 800, w 780), 115 internet-based toefl (out of 120)
i took 2 gap years. have a ton of extracurricular activities, including volunteering, a paid job and internship. am fluent in 3 lanugages. dabble in writing and music like 80 percent of all teenagers, but don't have any significant piece of work or anything.
i know that applying for need-based aid would hurt my chance at getting into almost any college, so i've been wondering if there are schools that offer merit-based aid to internationals. and if there are, how are my stats?
my family can maybe contribute around 10k a year, tops, but i'm really, really hoping for a full ride (including room & board, etc). i don't absolutely have to go to a top tier school, although it'd be awesome if i could. the most important thing is affordable.
any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!