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UCSD Jacobs Scholar

greenday123greenday123 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
Hi Everyone:

I just found out I was admitted as a Jacobs Scholar at UCSD in the Bioengineering major! Who else received it this year? Does anyone have any information about how many Jacobs scholars are chosen and how many eventually enroll? UCSD is at the top of my list now...
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  • 33dmjjm33dmjjm Posts: 375Registered User Member
    can you share your stats
  • justmyviewjustmyview Posts: 168Registered User Junior Member
    I do not have the statistics of how many people are accepted as Jacobs Scholars, but I can tell you that it's a very prestigious scholarship. As you probably already know, San Diego is huge on biotech, so you will likely find many good research, internship and job opportunities if you decide to attend UCSD.
  • HitManHitMan Posts: 798Registered User Member
    OP, how did you find out?
  • greenday123greenday123 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    @33dmjjm: (copied from one of my chance threads a while ago)

    GPA: Weighted: ~4.3; Unweighted: 4.0
    Rank: 1/670 (about 20 ppl share this spot because our school uses uw gpa)
    SAT: 2350(800CR,800M,750W)
    PSAT: 231(71,80,80)
    SATII: 800 Math2, 800 Biology, 790 Chemistry
    AP classes completed: Calculus AB, World History, Calculus BC, English Literature, Biology(self study). All 5s.( My school limits the amount of APs you can take to 3 per year; space in the classes is limited and determined by lottery)
    Community college classes: Precalculus,Statistics

    Senior classes: AP Chemistry, AP Government(1st sem), Economics(2nd sem), AP Spanish Language, English 4, teacher's assistant and Multivariable Calc (at community college during fall)

    Summer Activities:

    Precalculus class (between 9th and 10th)

    Volunteering at the Library (between 10th and 11th)

    Internship at UCLA medical research lab (between 11th and 12th)

    Tae Kwon Do
    play guitar
    Speech and Debate during 9th grade
    Swimming during 9th
    Math club from 10-12th (7 on the AIME during 11th)
    Treasurer of a volunteer club during 10th
    CSF and NHS from 11-12th
    President and Founder of Science Olympiad (12th)
    100 hrs volunteering at the public library; Vice President of the Outreach program at my branch
    50ish hours of tutoring kids at elementary schools

    I have no real Hooks and I'm an asian guy.
  • greenday123greenday123 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    @HitMan: It was on my financial aid page, under the gift aid section. (along with the regents scholarship)
  • 33dmjjm33dmjjm Posts: 375Registered User Member
    congrats......you deserve it
  • fairlightsfairlights Posts: 140Registered User Junior Member
    I am a Jacobs Scholar as well. From other posts on this forum it appears around 40 people are selected for the scholarship and about 10 actually attend UCSD - no idea how accurate the other people on this site are though! It was a nice surprise; I didn't even know the scholarship existed.

  • greenday123greenday123 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks for the info and congrats to you too! Any other jacobs scholars on CC?
  • greenday123greenday123 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    bump. no one else?
  • x_sforzandox_sforzando Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    The scholarship was offered this year to 48 students - congrats. Hope to see you at the reception next Friday. :)
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