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Chance Me , 2012 , International

floggingpug23floggingpug23 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
edited September 2011 in Amherst College
International Applicant : India

Applying for Full Need Based Scholarship
(Parents can afford only $1500 per year)(I know it is very very low)

High School Grades : Board CBSE

11th standard (junior) : 82%
12th standard (senior) : 80%
But my mid year reports are a little low in individual subjects ( have a 75 and 80 %)

GPA : Converting CBSE to US GPA : most probably 3.75+

School Rank : School doesn't have ranking system ( maybe top 10 to 15%)

SAT :
General : 2360
Subject 1(Math 2):800
Subject 2(physics):800

EC:
NON ACADEMIC:
1)3D animator , Graphic Designer :
Was called for the post of associate trainee in a multimedia company in my 11th grade
(Maya,Mudbox,phtoshop,aftereffect)
2)Pianist:
Played at lots of school cultural and at hotels for pay
3)Painter:
Oil painter with prizes in state level , and recognition at international level , was a
school representative for painting
4)Drummer(mirudangam : classical instrument)
Learn t it both from school and private organization : won prizes at school level and
staged a lot of stage performance at city and school level
5)Basketball player

ACADEMIC:
1)Computers:
c,c++,SQL,Linux,HTML,Java(amateur)
2)Took 2 years private classes from UCLA physics PhD graduate on university physics
3)Took 4 college level courses (mainly self study with lots of help from above mentioned):
Quantum mechanics 1
Special Relativity
Tensors
General relativity
4)Created a Physics Blog and Write my ideas and current trends in modern physics
5)University level books completed:
University physics
Resnick halliday
IE Irodov
Feynman Lectures On Physics : All the 3 books

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Work experience for 2 hours per week on 4 different categories

ESSAY:
A very strong essay that portraits my passion for physics which i keep following from 7th
standard
Ex:I read 'Barton zwieback : Introduction to string theory' which is a graduate level text
book , I understood very little but I stuck on it and read till the last page
Ex:Read and understood all those popular books on general relativity ,quantum mechanics
,string theory,
I sacrificed my full life studying only physics (loop quantum gravity,gauge field theory)

RECOMMENDATION:
I have argued with my teachers a lot of time on the lame methods they use when solving physics problem so I am not very popular among teachers

Average Recommendation from 2 school teacher
Very Good Recommendation from UCLA graduate

RESEARCH :(completing soon)
1)Written my theories on Black Hole event horizon
2)Big Bang Chaotic inflation
3)Hypothesis on some physics topics(completed)

THE END

1)Do you think I have a chance at Yale , Harvard , MIT , Princeton , Amherst college , Dartmouth ?
2)Do i have a chance with my poor financial condition?Will my 100% need be met?
3)Even without submitting a research paper , Do i have a chance with 100% need met?
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