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Chances at Wake Forest #International

aravindskaravindsk Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
I'm Aravind. I'm an international student applying from India to WFU.
I want to know my chances at getting one of the several scholarships at WFU.
My SAT scores aren't the best, but I've got a decent GPA.
My entire high school revolved around leadership and community service. I've won several national ad international awards for these skills. Do you think that would make the cut for merit aid?
Class 10 :10/10
Class 11 :3.97 UW
Class 12 :4.0 UW
Rank 2/50
School : Extremely competitive
SAT 1 **Not submitting**
1890, 1920, Superscored 1960
M 750
CR 590
W 620
CR+M 1340
My EC's are :
->Attended 9 National/International MUN conferences. Won most of them.
->Started the first MUN society in my state.I train students from sixth grade and upwards and help them fund and achieve their conference expenses and requirements
>Hosted and chaired the first school MUN conference in my state zone.
>Attended Summer academy in the US (Elon Academy by Elon University, NC (MERIT))
>School Captain for 2014-15. Organized two international events. Several national events.
>Was in charge of the team in charge of interaction with the President of India.
>Took classes and helped in sports management.
>Official rep of school football team.
>Participated in more than 25 literary events, debates, poetry recitals. Won about 90% of them (National/State/Local)
>Led my team in more than 400+hrs of community service over 3 years with affiliation and support from Rotary club international. Undertook a string of 'firsts', from tribal aid to innovative initiatives.
>12 documented and published new community service initiatives
>Won award from Rotary intl for exemplary service (Rotary Youth Leadership Award)
>Published papers in National science congress
>Best science student of my school
>Gold medal winner from Indian Space Research organization for original research paper on space science(published)(One of the youngest recipients)
>Published several articles, poetic pieces and news reports in national daily newspapers
>Recognized by the HRD minister of India for perfect scores in high school junior year (documented)
>Presented research papers at an Indian national science congress on automobile engineering, applied mathematics, civil engineering and biology.

Replies to: Chances at Wake Forest #International

  • CKDeacCKDeac Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Morning @aravindsk, wonderful to see your interest in Wake. As an international student who went there a while ago, I'm glad to see increasing interest in the country. When I was there, there were not a super high number of Indian students, but that number may have increased-you can try to contact the admissions office to see if there are current students you might chat with. Regarding acceptance and/or scholarship (you should know scholarship is competitive and last I knew, somewhat rare for international students): you should be applying early, definitely before December 1, make sure you register and conduct an interview with them (you can do it via skype). Wake is a personal place which seeks matches. If you want to be accepted/scholarship, make a case for why you think Wake (not in a major US city, not in the top 15) is where you will choose to go if they take you. Demonstrate why you think Wake will make you a better student and give you success and they may a) accept you and b) give you some scholarship. Good luck!
  • aravindskaravindsk Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Thank you for your feedback! Yes, I've visited Wake and the summer academy I was a part of, is very close to Wake and works with the University quite a lot. So yes, I think that'll help show my interest. Did you qualify for any scholarships?
    Thanks again
  • CKDeacCKDeac Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I also had US citizenship so not sure my personal experience is helpful, and, as I mentioned, it was a long time ago.... hard to believe, but true!
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