Make it Make Cent$: Merit scholarships

Recorded Saturday, April 17 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


College can be expensive (to say the least), and getting in is no easy feat — students work year after year to make those semester grades as high as possible. Most people see their academic prowess as a way to be competitive for elite schools but fail to apply for opportunities that might further reward them for their dedication.

Merit scholarship is one such perk that might just give you some more bang for your buck at your prospective universities. Today, Giebien will walk you the different types of merit scholarships and which ones you should consider pursuing.

We’ll cover qualifications, expected amounts, and particular schools known for generous dispersal of these scholarships. Drop in to ask questions or stay for the whole session to get a better idea of what merit scholarships are and how you can get one.

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Undergrad College: Williams College '20

Work Experience: I first joined CollegeVine in the fall of 2016. Since then, I've worked as an essay and admissions consultant, SAT tutor, and hiring manager within the company. More recently, I've also advised hundreds of students in my livestreams, specializing in liberal arts colleges and standardized testing content.

My Admissions Story: I did almost everything wrong in my undergraduate applications, and I was never supposed to attend Williams. The fact that I did is the best thing that ever happened to me! I've learned a lot of tips over the years on what to do in your college applications, and I have ample first-hand experience of what not to do as well. But the biggest lesson of all? Don't let yourself stress too much about the admissions process. Things (somehow) found a way to work out for me in the end. They will for you, too!

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29:44@anonymous:Do AP scores play a role ?
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