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athletic scholarships at harvard?

jaegermeisterjaegermeister Posts: 15Registered User New Member
would be nice if someone could answer that, i've got no idea about this whole stuff: does harvard actually give any athletic scholarships??i think i read somewhere that financial aid at harvard is solely need based.
what is that like at other ivy's? which one would you choose? (if you could just pick one;)!)
and, yes i know, it's not the right place for that(i just cant wait to get some more answers :) !!),but by the way: do you think i have a chance to get in?(
16 yr old german male, private school,very good reputation, known for sending students to top schools.
grades: unfortunately i cant give you something like a gpa.my average grade is b (german scale: a(best),b,c,d,e,f(worst))
sat I: just taken, expecting 650-700 (maths) and 600-700 (verbal)
sat II: expecting:800(world history),800(chemistry) and 700-800(elpt)
rowing (club):4 years, 3 years as a national competitor. participating in any championships, for example the national championships where i finished 8th last year.
rowing (school):varsity team for 4 years, finished 5th at the german national highschool championships.
also played hockey and tennis for 3 years in national leagues.
i founded my own company for webdesign and hardware support(both for single customers and companys).i have one employee by now.
6 weeks SAP internship as intranet administrator.
i know several harvard alumni, a professor and an honorary professor. does that make any difference?

thanks for your answers!!
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Replies to: athletic scholarships at harvard?

  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Posts: 24,853Registered User Senior Member
    All of the Ivies give only need-based aid. Being an excellent athlete may help you get admitted (assuming you meet admissions standards), but that will not get you money. Financial need will give you money.
    Stanford, which is not an Ivy, does give some athletic scholarships.
  • jaegermeisterjaegermeister Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    hmmm...i know that stanford gives athletic scholarships, but they don't have a lightweight crew, so my chances are not that good.compete against people who weight 50 lbs more than me is not my favorite pastime;)!
    thanks for your answer!
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