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Chances for Scholarhsip?

GuitarRckrGuitarRckr Registered User Posts: 218 Junior Member
Hi, I am going to apply to Case and am wondering if receiving scholarship money is a viable possibility. Any input would be great and is very much appreciated.

Grade:Junior

GPA:
Weighted-4.02
Unweighted:3.93

Class Rank: School doesn't rank, but I assume fairly high. I don't know what information they do give to colleges, if any.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology - Alexandria, VA

Gender: Male

SAT Super Scores: (May retake since I want scholarship money; necessary for CR+M score to get the 1550+?)
Math-770
Reading-760
Writing-800

SAT II's
Math II - 780
Biology M - 780
Chemistry - 790

AP Courses:
Sophomore Year:
-AP Biology: 5
Junior year: (Probably 4-5 on all tests)
-AP Spanish Language
-AP Chemistry
-AP US History
Senior Year:
-AP Spanish Literature
-AP US Government
-AP Calculus BC
-AP English Language

Rigor of Curriculum
All classes at TJHSST are taught at the honors level and above. We are required to take more math/science courses to graduate and have electives such as DNA Science, Bionanotechnology, and Organic Chemistry as semester courses (these three I am taking)

Extracurriculars/Awards:

-Biology Olympiad: Teaching Coordinator Junior Year, Semifinalist Junior Year
-Biology Society: Vice President Junior Year
-Varsity Policy Debate: Freshman/Sophomore Year, debating since middle school, qualified for Nationals both years
---Varsity LD Debate: Junior Year
-NHS Member
-National Spanish Exam Gold Medalist, 97th Percentile

Volunteer/Work Experience:
-Red Cross Blood Drives/Now regular blood donor, helped with "When I'm in Charge" Safety Training Program
-Regularly volunteer at school functions designed to encourage young children to pursue science
-Over summer, will do Reading for the Blind
-Volunteer at the National Institute of Health (NIH) during second semester of Junior Year, Work at NIH over summer for pay in Summer Internship Program (SIP) doing neural stem cell research, continue work through first semester of senior year for graduation requirement.
***Due to my work at NIH, I will not have leadership positions in clubs senior year due to the fact that we have club meetings during a period planned into our schedules. In order to do the NIH internship, I need to miss these club meetings. Therefore, I'm only VP of Biology Society still, will continue participating in Debate/Biology Olympiad competitions. My counselor will mention this***

Recommendations:
Letters from AP Chemistry and English 11 teachers. Both have called me intelligent/hard-working, should be good. Also, I know my counselor well.

Grades:
Straight A's for sophomore and junior year. Freshman year/summer course in chemistry I received a B+/B, respectively. I think this was because I was getting used to actually "thinking" about science versus "memorizing" it, and science at TJ is difficult. My counselor will mention this development, and my AP Chemistry will talk about my performance in chemistry. I have gotten A's in AP Biology, AP Chemistry, physics, and all other science courses. Hopefully these classes will compensate, along with AP scores.

Interested Majors: Biochemistry
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Replies to: Chances for Scholarhsip?

  • naugustnaugust Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    you spelled scholarship wrong in the title, so no, you cannot possibly receive one
  • EuiHyunLeeEuiHyunLee Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    Not to be a sarcastic SOB like naugust, I'd say you've got one in the bag. At least 20k/year, if not closer to 28
  • xtraxtra Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    yes, your sat scores are way higher than mine, and you're out of state, which can also help your situation i believe. I got 20k for mine this year, which is partyly why I chose case over an lac.
  • GuitarRckrGuitarRckr Registered User Posts: 218 Junior Member
    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I appreciate it.

    I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed :-)
  • casegirlcasegirl Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    Half to three-quarters of my friends at CWRU have some sort of Merit-based scholarship, so I'd be willing to bet that you'd get something (and probably a fair amount too)
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