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Merit scholarships for wGPA4.5, 1570SAT? for PreMed/Bio Studies
My son is a junior and has excellent stats (4.5 GPA, 1570 SAT, AP Chem/Bio/Calc/Stats/CS...) He's looking for the best undergraduate degree that will help get him into a really good med school. Unfortunately our family income of $150K disqualifies him for most need-based aid, but it's not enough to cover the full cost of tuition, r&b, etc at his top choice of schools (Harvard, Stanford, Duke, ...). I've read that the most select schools usually don't give merit scholarships. True? I'd love ideas of alternatives to investigate -- either other really good schools that DO give merit scholarships or other scholarship opportunities. He's worked so hard and can probably get into some of these top schools, but I just don't see how we can afford (or justify) the $75+/year expense!17 replies