I am currently a high school senior, I have a 4.3 (weighted) gpa and 4.0 (unweighted) gpa. I never took the SAT because during my first 3 years of high school I didnt want to attend college and believed I was going to join the military. As time passed and I have gotten through halfway of my Senior year my plans have changed and now im extremely confused. After some experiences within the last year I have found a new interest in medicine and would like to pursue it as a career. Recently, I had been thinking of taking 1 gap year to work full time to build up some money for school so I wouldnt have to go into that much debt at Portland State University. However, I was doing research within the past week and found out about merit scholarships at schools such as University of Utah. If I were to take the SAT/ACT this spring and scored high enough (1450+) would I be able to get a Presidential scholarship at the University of Utah? Do they give scholarships to student who have taken a gap year? Also, I wont qualify for any financial aid due to my parents upper middle class income so merit is probably my best option. Any responses help. Thank you in advance!