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Any Chance at Full Scholarship??

DinomiteDinomite Posts: 245Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2012 in Northeastern University
Hey there CC, I applied early to Northeastern a couple of weeks ago and am anxious to know if I have any shot at getting into the University Scholars Program (Full Tuition).

STATS:
Unweighted GPA: 3.96
Weighted GPA: 5.36

SAT: 2320 --> 800 M, 800 W, 720 CR (1520 M+CR)

PSAT: 206 --> commended

Class Rank: Top 2-3%

AP Classes: AP Lang Comp, AP US History, AP Stats, AP Lit, AP Calc, AP Chem, AP Biology
Rest are all honors

Of which im taking this (Senior) year:
AP Chem
AP Biology
AP Calc AB
AP Literature
AP Statistics

EC's:

- National Honors Society
-National Spanish Honors Society

- 4 Years Band
-2 years 1st chair baritone in symphonic band
- 2 years in WIND ENSEMBLE in highly competitive high school in the state

- 9 Years Martial Arts Training
-2nd Degree Black Belt
- 2 years teaching MMA classes for free (over 500 hours volunteering)

- 3 years tennis
- 2 years top JV
-1 year varsity

- Volunteer at local retirement hospital over the summer (2 years)

- Key Club (10, 11, 12)

- Rotary Club (9, 10, 11, 12)

- Make an Impact Club (11, 12)

- Teaching technology classes to young children (9,10,11)

- Technical Assistant for a small, start-up company (9,10,11)

Any and all opinions are much appreciated =).
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Replies to: Any Chance at Full Scholarship??

  • DinomiteDinomite Posts: 245Registered User Junior Member
  • olmostolmost Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    Just a guess but I'd say you have a chance. I seem to recall during the International Village tour I went on, the tour guide said about 200 honors students started at NEU in 2011. (Keep in mind that many more are *accepted* to NEU, but this many enrolled - again, assuming I heard the guide correctly.) So if there are 50 recipients of that scholarship in 2012, out of 200 total honors students, then that's a pretty decent percentage chance. Although, maybe they will offer 50 scholarships among all accepted honors students, and if those students don't enroll, then they don't re-offer them to alternate people. If that's the case, then the chances are much lower for each individual applicant.
  • lulu222lulu222 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    Hi Dinomite,
    I am a first year student at Northeastern in the University Scholars program. Last year, there were 150 students invited into the program and 42 of us enrolled. If you get in, it is an absolutely amazing program! Besides the full tuition scholarship, there are many incredible opportunities the program does for its students. You have excellent grades and I would say you have a great shot at getting into the Honors program. As for the University Scholars program, it is less about just great grades and instead based on something cool you've done so far. We have students in the program who started their own companies and who raised thousands of dollars for charities. We also have students who have published scientific research and students who excel at multiple different fields. While your grades will probably put you in the running, I can't exactly say whether or not you will get into the program since it isn't just based on grades. There are a lot of people in the Honors program who had higher test scores and grades than I did, but who didn't get into the University Schoalrs program.
  • careydsclcareydscl Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    Lulu--I was curious how the Honors program differs from or is similar to the University Scholars program (forgetting about the $, IV, etc.).
  • kiddiekiddie Posts: 1,485Registered User Senior Member
    I agree with lulu above. You will probably get into honors and get a deans scholarship ($10-20,000 a year) but I don't think you will get the University Scholars. This program appears to be for kids with a hook of some kind - also I think they are looking for a very diverse group as well.

    Criteria on website:
    • Outstanding academic achievement (top 1-2% of applicant pool)
    • Creativity inside and outside the classroom
    • Energy, ideas, and ambition to innovate
    • Interdisciplinary curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit
    • Vision, confidence, maturity and resourcefulness
    • Passion to make a positive difference in this world

    If you were national merit finalist you would get full tuition for that.
  • DinomiteDinomite Posts: 245Registered User Junior Member
    Honestly, thats exactly what i was thinking too. Oh well, full ride to RU it is most likely, is it possible to get multiple dean's scholarships? ;p
  • vicktavickta Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Would I have a chance of getting the university scholars program? I lived in india for part of elementary and 2 years of highschool did first aid vollunteering for a slum, the "Walk for Life" In New Delhi, a low income girls school, and went on an operation smile mission with 2 other friends. I have done a lot of other community service as well. I went to the american embassy school in New Delhi and wrote for the school newspaper and became computer honors society president. Also my un-weighed grade average is 92 or 93% with 7 IB classes and 3 AP classes and a 31 ACT. Northeastern is my first choice but my parents don't want me to go unless I get some kind of financial aid, and I dont think my scores would qualify for the honors program :( If it helps I want to major in computer science/game design
  • kiddiekiddie Posts: 1,485Registered User Senior Member
    I don't think anybody who is not qualified for honors would be considered for university scholars.
  • lulu222lulu222 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    The honors program and University Scholars program are very similar. Scholars get all the perks of being in honors (live in IV, honors welcome week, etc) as well as more perks such as faculty mentors, University Scholars dinner and discussion sessions with faculty members and fun group activities.

    However, in order to qualify for the University Scholars program, you must be part of the honors program.
  • CornellsCornells Posts: 68- Junior Member
    Does applying EA give you a higher chance at a scholarship? I am applying regular and I'm worried they will "run out" of scholarships.
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