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Presidential Scholar Candidate

aki2020aki2020 24 replies3 threads Junior Member
DS20 got nominated as US Presidential Scholar candidate (1 among 5300). Is this a big deal to notify prospective colleges? Or we need to notify only if he becomes the scholar (only 161 students become scholars, just 2 from each state, a boy and a girl). So it is a long shot!!
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  • coco3611coco3611 31 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Wondering this as well. Just having the same discussion with my son.
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1956 replies32 threads Senior Member
    What generated the nomination? A quick read of the web site seems to show it’s based on SAT scores. If true, the school will see the scores and a nomination based on them doesn’t add much.

    It wouldn’t hurt to send, but I’m not sure it helps much.
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  • CupCakeMuffinsCupCakeMuffins 1055 replies100 threads Senior Member
    edited January 25
    Colleges don’t pay attention to it as it’s mostly SAT/ACT based, they already have those scores and you don’t get selected until admission cycle is over. As far as non SAT based nominations go, often kids of parents with good relations with guidance counselors/NGO get nominated so just nomination has little weight. There is no scholarship money involved either.

    However, no harm in mentioning it.
    edited January 25
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  • aki2020aki2020 24 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Yes. It is based on ACT in my son's case. Thanks for the comments. I think there is no need to mention these since it is not adding much value. Thanks.
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