<p>Hi, 2 questions wondering how much these will help me when I apply next year to colleges.
Assume my scores are good enough/a little lower than good enough to get into the schools.</p>
<p>Harvard: my dad went to Harvard Business School back in the 70s. Does his attendce there help me at all when applying to undergrad at harvard?</p>
<p>Stanford: My grandpa, who i was named after and died 6 weeks before my birth, had the best collection of maps of south africa. Like old maps that are worth a lot. After he died, my grandma kept some of the maps and the rest she sold to Stanford. They are part of "SULAIR" aka stanford university libraries and academic information resources, under libraries and collections, under special collections and university archives. The collection is in his name.</p>
<p>Would my grandfather's collection at stanford help me at all? what if i were to use him as a topic for some essay if i had the chance?</p>