Does Stanford give merit scholarships at all? We were looking at their website, and it looked like most scholarships there are pretty much need-based. Yet we know of a kid from my kids' high school who went there on almost full-tuition, and his family is well into the upper-middle income bracket. He had awesome stats, was a band musician, an all-around great kid, and is also Hispanic. Not an athlete. Is there any possibility that he was there on merit-based full-tuition?
Stanford seems like an excellent fit for my son. (I know, I know. It's an excellent fit for most people, I guess. Who wouldn't like Stanford?) The deeper we look into it, the better a fit it seems. But there's no way we could ever come up with the money for him to attend. Other colleges he'll be applying to also cost too much for us, but they "advertise" their merit-based scholarships. So theres a possibility he could attend them. We didn't see the same from Stanford.
I know that all accepted students to Stanford have outstanding stats, meaning that it would be next to impossible to choose from the cream of the crop.
We dont know if the guy I mentioned above got his because of his URM status or not. My son is not a URM. Are any standard-issue white kids awarded large merit funds?