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Chance me for UCI, UCD regents scholarship please

nhl1508nhl1508 Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2010 in UC Transfers
Please take a look at my profile and gimme any suggestion? Be free to be hard on it. Am I unrealistic?

International student transfers from a community college in CA.
Major: business/econ
College GPA: 4.0 (>90 quarter units)
I will take ACT/IELTS in January 2011 (took IELTS before, so gonna do it again)
Family contribution: 17k to 22k

Applied to UCLA Business Econ, UC Berkeley Haas, UCI Bus, UCD Econ (can't afford to go to any of these, but I wanna try to apply for Regents Scholarship)

Volunteer & Community Service:
- >150hours for an unpaid internship in an insurance agency
- 24 hours for a bond measure campaign for the college district in last november election
- 30 hours being teacher assistant for an elementary school
- 64 hours during summer 2009 in Vietnam, volunteer to help working children go back to school

Awards & Honors:
- Second highest score (26.5/30) in high school class for the national university entrance test
- featured in campus newspaper for outstanding campus involvement
- Dean's List
- Phi Theta Kappa

Extracurricular Activities
- Associated Student Body Vice President of Finance: maintain financial stability and allocate a million-dollar budget (about 12h/week)
- Vietnamese Student Association President (about 6h/week)
- United VSA of Northern Calif. Leadership Camp Director of Finance, developed a budget for the camp with more than 70 attendees
- member of Honors club

Good UC personal statement according to my friends who got into Berkeley (need to work on the commonapp essay though)

Can get good recs from Director of Office of College Life (also student government advisor), VSA club advisor, math professor, econ professor, or business professor (I am still debating who should I ask for recs).
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Replies to: Chance me for UCI, UCD regents scholarship please

  • collegeis4loserscollegeis4losers Posts: 144Registered User Junior Member
    Nice GPA!
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  • enderbeanenderbean Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    Looks like a great academic resume, my only concern is your family contribution. Other than that I'd say you're pretty good.

    My ex-girlfriend got the Regent's with less on the resume, but she grew up poor so I have a feeling that may play a hefty role. Best of luck to you though! And keep up the awesome work, as you already know it will definitely pay off :)
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