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any chances of scholarship or some $?

natew6338natew6338 Registered User Posts: 555 Member
29 ACT
9 APs by graduation
Native American from OK

State Stuco President
National Stuco Delegate Twice
Exec. State Stuco Boards and Exec. National Stuco Boards
Varsity tennis captain 3 years, national ranking in 9th grade
indian orphanage volunteer
a few academic awards

any chance at one?
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Replies to: any chances of scholarship or some $?

  • gabby1116gabby1116 Registered User Posts: 498 Member
    You have to have a 31 act to be considered for a merit scholarship.
  • rankinrrankinr Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    While they say that is the minimum requirement, they make exceptions routinely.
  • natew6338natew6338 Registered User Posts: 555 Member
    Okay thanks for the info gabby...im trying to study for june.. well crap.
  • andre10andre10 Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    If you can get your ACT to a 31, you'll get one for sure.

    Otherwise, it's only a maybe.
  • BaghDADBaghDAD Registered User Posts: 354 Member

    How many times have you taken the ACT? If more than once, superscore (best sub-scores from each sitting) it.

    Also, use this as a "rough" guide:
    Scholarships for New International Freshmen | University of Miami

    This is for international students, but UM no longer issues does it for domestic students. Also, what is your class rank? In top 5%-10%?
  • natew6338natew6338 Registered User Posts: 555 Member
    Yeah my superscore is still only a 29...but I am in like the top 4% now. Thanks for the link I will check it out. am taking the act in june though and shooting for 31+..
  • pgs71991pgs71991 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    it says 1360 minimum for sats, i got 1330 and still got one
  • ontheflyonthefly Registered User Posts: 1,115 Member
    Doesn't Native American Heritage give you automatic fin aid/ scholarship? I think I heard that somewhere... maybe just for OU
  • wrestler09wrestler09 Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    honestly if u get 30+ i would be aiming for much higher schools than miami
  • BaghDADBaghDAD Registered User Posts: 354 Member

    What "Higher" schools? The combination of solid academics, merit aid, the private school dynamic and a nice warm locale is pretty hard to beat...

    Curious as to which ones you think are better
  • andre10andre10 Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    30+ is about what it takes for places like Miami....hard to say that he is underachieving
  • califacalifa Registered User Posts: 329 Member
    My D also has a 29 on the ACT and is hoping for merit money (she's not a URM).
    Here are her stats:
    rank 6/441, gpa 4.2 w, 3.8uw
    AP scholar end of sophomore year, will have 10 by graduation APs
    21 college credits (so far all As)
    weak ECs (varsity cross country 4 years, probably co-captain this year), Spanish club and honor society, national honor society
    Anyone know how often they make exceptions to the minimum ACT? The math (24) is bringing her score down. She probably won't take the SAT because her math PSAT was 48 (reading and writing low 70s).
    She's going to retake and hopefully get the 31, but may do worse next time.
  • JJ227JJ227 Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Califa, I encourage you to have your daughter take the ACT more than just once, and maybe even a third time.

    UM is one of the list of schools that is known to super-score their ACT scores, and your daughter may be able to bump up her ACT that way.

    I think that with a rank of 6/400+, plus the very rigorous course schedule she is taking, she may have a chance. EC's aren't the greatest, but if you can bring up that ACT, I know that exceptions are made.

    Best of luck to you and your daughter.
  • BaghDADBaghDAD Registered User Posts: 354 Member

    JJ227 is spot on. I think the ECs are pretty good, being a captain shows some leadership
  • wrestler09wrestler09 Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    I know that U of Miami is a great school, and it was my number one for so long until financial aid just killed me. I was thinking more like vanderbilt, BC or something along those lines. He has great stats and especially if he does really well on the ACT or SAT. And most of all, no offence to nate, but being a Native American gives you a HUGE advantage over other applicants
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