This is correct. Knowing a few of the students that have them, let's just say, uh, they're in exclusive territory.MSAR says UPenn gives out around 10 full ride scholarships
That seems to be how the administration looks at it, because they explicitly call it a full tuition scholarship. But there are still some people who get extra money for living expenses too.Cleveland Clinic has gone tuition free. If you consider getting in merit-based, then yes.
Just throwing it out there, I don't really think it has anything to do with numbers. It has more to do with "who you are," and you can interpret that however you want. I didn't get any money for where I am now, and I didn't get offered any money at the other school that accepted me despite having a GPA/MCAT combination well above the average. I also had solid research and some pubs. I think it comes down to connections and the interview, and perhaps a completely "unique" quality.How far above Penn, Chicago, and the other school's GPA/MCAT 75% do you have to be to get these scholarships? Or are they given on the basis of publications and other ECs?
Hey I know that guy! He saved me and my friends when our house was burning once a long time ago...I read an mdapp that had 3.9 s&c.GPA, tons of activities, won goldwater, honors this, honors that, 41 MCAT, and other great achievements.
The uni of Michigan offered him a $160,000 scholarship and Vanderbilt offered everything for free.
I think his app also included saving a bunch of children from a burning orphanage.