Chances for a Merit Scholarship

<p>Hi! I really love Pepperdine, and I think I have a decent shot at a merit scholarship--I've worked my butt off throughout high school. Everyone on CC seems so intelligent, it's intimidating! Lol. But anyways, here are my "stats".</p>

<p>I'm in the IB diploma program with the most challenging course load for all four years. My high school is in the Newsweek Top 300, so it's moderately competitive. By the way, I'm white and female and Jewish.</p>

currently ranked 2/580
freshman year-4.0 unweighted, 4.68 weighted
sophomore year-3.9 unweighted, 4.52 weighted
junior year-3.95 unweighted, 4.68 weighted</p>

<p>SATS: 800math, 780reading, 760writing=2340 total
SAT IIs: MathIIC 780, US History 760, Chemistry 740</p>

<p>Projected IB diploma score of 41 (eek! i'm going for at least a 43)</p>

<p>EC's seperated by focus areas:
- 7 years of Spanish
- 4 years of Hebrew taken through U of M College-in-the-Schools, total of 24 credits
- 3 years online Latin class
- Member of Language Club freshman-senior years</p>

- Student council treasurer this year
- Student school board representative this year
- President of synagogue youth organization
- On school board as a junior
- Founded a school Ping-Pong club in 10th grade</p>

<p>Volunteering/business initiative:
- Over 1,000 documented C.S. hours at a hospital
- Tutors elementary schools kids in Hebrew for 15/hr. twice weekly
- Started a business selling reusable flashcards that has made thousands of dollars over the last couple years
- Started a community vegetable garden, I deliver vegetables to residents the area for a nominal fee, 3 years now
- Took a 1 month community service trip to Jamaica between sophomore/junior years</p>

- Various regional/state writing contests
- Attended National History Day in 10th, placed 18th in country
- Won best handwriting in school 2 years in a row </p>

<p>I don't have much of a "focus area", but my business takes up a lot of my time. I'm trying to go non-profit and donate the proceeds to a poor community in Jamaica (the same one I visited last summer). Hopefully that can happen before college admissions time, but I'm not sure.</p>

<p>.. well that about sums up the past three years of my life. If it matters, I plan on going into psychology.</p>

<p>thanks for any responses</p>

<p>I believe you have a very good chance for Pepperdine's top merit scholarship.</p>

<p>I also think you have a very good chance, make sure you have an exceptional essay and strong recommendations. Good luck!</p>

<p>thanks! :) </p>

<p>i LOVE pepperdine--i'm looking forward to visiting this summer.</p>