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How tough is it to receive the Presidential Scholarship?

sinceredesichicksinceredesichick Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
edited January 2012 in Drexel University
On Drexel's website, it talks about many scholarships including the Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship is a full-ride to Drexel University.

"Presidential Scholarships are awarded to a select number of students enrolling in each college or school. Presidential Scholarship awards are based on a student's academic profile, including high school GPA, high school curriculum, class rank (if applicable), standardized test scores, and recommendations. These students are awarded full-tuition scholarships renewable each year that the student maintains a 3.0 GPA."

While I can see it's competitive, what kind of stats do students usually have that get this scholarship?

Thanks! :) :)
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Replies to: How tough is it to receive the Presidential Scholarship?

  • drexelerdrexeler Registered User Posts: 708 Member
    I'm sure it's Drexel's way of luring Ivy League-material to the campus. Do you go to a private high school or public? (or charter?) I'm pretty sure people with the better resources have a more competitive edge (IB curriculum, AP classes available all four years, etc.).

    Don't take my word completely, lol it's just a guess.
  • HoComomHoComom Registered User Posts: 265 Junior Member
    Note: They say the scholarship is "full-tuition", not full-ride (which would also include room and board. Like the OP, I would be very interested in the stats of students who were awarded a Presidential Scholarship.
  • sinceredesichicksinceredesichick Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    I didn't get up getting the Presidential Scholarship (since I already received notification of my A.J. Drexel scholarship amount), so I guess I have a good idea of what they're looking for haha.

    I see what your saying about the full ride vs. full tuition, thanks for catching me on that :)
  • chrisd0413chrisd0413 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    did anyone get a presidential scholarship to drexel yet? if so please let us know because im not trying to brag but i thought i would get one (2260 on SATs, plenty of leadership, etc.) but i only got the A.J Drexel award instead... so let me know please thanks! :)
  • newyork2010newyork2010 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    @ sinceredesichick,
    I'm curious to know when you applied and when you received a decision. I applied on December 1st- when do you guys think I should expect to hear back?

    I also never received any confirmation that my file was complete or link to an application status-checker...was I supposed to or does Drexel not send these types of things?
  • Dean444Dean444 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    It must be hard to get the presidential scholarship. i have a 4.1 and only got the $22,000 worth of scholarship money. My FASFA should catch me up with the rest.

    My bet is you have to be of a different race or something; not being racist or stereotypical, but a Caucasian person gets little love.
  • hovermomhovermom Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    newyork2010 - you should get both an email and snail mail letter with id/pwd to login to a status page where you will see if things are missing with application as well as acceptance status when issued. If you haven't received either an email or letter you might want to give admissions a call to check on your file.
  • GZA1073GZA1073 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Where did you guys get the scholarship information? In the Acceptance Package that was mailed to you? I haven't heard anything, unless I actually didn't get a scholarship haha..
  • alphajanealphajane Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Hey, I just wanted to say that I also got the AJ Drexel Scholarship. However, just today I was snail-mailed that I was a Presidential Scholarship nominee, so just keep checking your mail I guess? Haha.
  • sinceredesichicksinceredesichick Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    Oh awesome alphajane! That gives me a lot of hope haha. I just figured that I didn't get the Presidential Scholarship because they already gave me an A.J. Drexel Scholarship award. I'll be checking :)

    also, would you want to PM me what your stats are? This is purely to see how competitive of stats one needs to even be considered. If not, no problemo :)
  • collegebound0202collegebound0202 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    I recieved a letter about the presidential scholarship also, but I don't know much about it...
  • alphajanealphajane Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    I'll just put my stats here *shrug* No big deal.

    SAT I (superscore)
    Reading: 680
    Math: 660
    Writing: 680

    ECs:
    President of SkillsUSA
    Captain of Consumer Bowl
    Quiz Bowl
    Key Club
    Robotics and Programming Club
    Science League
    School Newspaper

    Awards:
    2nd place in Cisco Networking Academy's NetRiders Competition
    Anthology of Poetry by Young Writers selected published student

    Hook:
    Did a summer internship at Goldman Sachs and wrote my admissions essay on my experience there.

    Also, I have more stuff to add, but this is what I gave to Drexel.
  • sinceredesichicksinceredesichick Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    Thanks! Our stats are pretty similar, but I guess I'll have to wait and see :)
  • medcrazymedcrazy Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Did you guys have to apply for the AJ Scholarship? I just heard about it today, and found out the deadline passed, lol. It also says you need to go to their campus for an interview.

    Also, when were you guys notified that you had received the scholarship?
  • PaperChaserPopPaperChaserPop Registered User Posts: 1,291 Senior Member
    OP's quote on Presidential Scholarship considerations does not include extracurricular accomplishments.
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