Which one should I go for: Bonner of Financial Aid?
I am a high school senior in the process of choosing a college. I am planning on going to med school and trying to choose the best college that suits me. I have been admitted to top-notch Liberal Arts Colleges, but I am leaning towards Earlham because of the Bonner Scholarship I received. I am contemplating on whether I should take the scholarship at my safety school(Earlham), or whether I should go to Hamilton/ Oberlin, to do my undergrad. I do not want to make a decision I will regret for the rest of my life by going to an undergrad school that won't help me matriculate to medical school. I know Earlham has one of the best premedical route, well known in the country,but I found out that they only send 7-8 students to medical school each year. I am kind of skeptical about this statistic. While on the other hand, Hamilton and Oberlin send tons of students to graduate school each year. But what I am scared of is what if I do not get as many opportunities to serve my community as I would get in the Bonner Program. I am not planning on working in campus, so the money I will receive will help me in my college expenses such as personal expenses and money to apply for medical school. What I really love about Earlham is the Bonner Scholarship. I will volunteer in my community and get paid for it while it looks good when I apply to medical school. I love giving service to my community and getting paid for it makes it even more appealing. The fact that I will likely become the top student at Earlham, because of less competition, also attracts me. Having a group of friends in the Bonner Program and bonding with students who have the same interest as me is also one of the best part. I guess I do not want to give up on Hamilton and Oberlin because of the name brand. Please give me any type of information/example if you know a Bonner Scholar and how the program has helped them. Which one would you choose if you were me, and why?