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My story as an immigrant from congo, your opinon?

cristianobaha123cristianobaha123 6 replies10 threads New Member
Hey, i want to know my chances of making the quest bridge scholarship( summer program) and the national college match scholarship ( stanford or harvard) with this infrmation:

I am an immigrant from the Democratic republic of congo. I came here on political asylum because my dad who was a member of parliament was targeted ( congolese civil war and its relation to the rwandan genocide). I am a junior with a 3.98 unweighted GPA. I take all IB/AP classes. I am a member of junior civitan club,french club, national french honor society and national honor society.I volunteer at a University ( research assistant), local Red Cross, local library ( i tutor and organize youth activities. I attempted to start a unicef club and model united nations club but failed ( im not very popular at school.... high school and social status etc., i hate it). I am a low income student (food stamps) that simply wants to go to college to eventually give a voice to the "over looked" ( children in war torn portions of africa and low income students in america). i made a 210 on my PSAT ( will take SAT in december).

all advice and help is appreciated

p.s. if you can plese leave sugesstions about what i could use as one of my essays b/c my experiences are so complex that i dont know which one would be interesting to the admission oficers ( and which one doesn't make it seem like a sob story).
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  • topramennbaklavatopramennbaklava 169 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Apply to questbridge, and start thinking about what factors most influenced who you are today? If XYZ didn't happen, I wouldn't be the same person because....ZYX, and perhaps think about why you are interested in a college education. Questbridge will look for more than numbers when selecting finalists.

    You have a solid foundation with grades and the PSAT, so build it higher by writing good essays! Make sure you have a teacher to write your letter of rec, and have some trusted adults review it. I wish you good luck!
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