Wash U Merit Scholarship Applicants!!!

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I applied for that scholarship this year, and I'm trying to figure out how many people were invited to apply.

Anyone who has been accepted so far, but not yet sent a scholarship app?

I'm thinking maybe they base it on MCAT scores, considering the school's reputation. For those who have been invited, what is your MCAT?

Mine is 39S.

I hope to see some of you on May 1st!
 

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I do not think everyone who is accepted to WU earlier in the year is given the application. I think it is based on your interviewer. Basically, if they like you a lot then they'll recommend you for the scholarship. I am not 100% certian about this information, but that's what a WU med student said.

Congrat's and good luck on the scholarship.
 

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hey dalo-I PMed you about this
 

JohnHolmes

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Originally posted by Dwahl
hey dalo-I PMed you about this

Karen44 and I both applied for this. At least I haven't heard back yet, I don't think she has either,but you could PM her and ask. Good luck!

CCW
 

dalo0228

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Not to worry that you haven't heard yet. From looking at last year's thread, you get invited for the interview weekend around mid-April - a long ways away!
 

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I also was asked to apply. I had heard about the scholarships ahead of time so I asked my interviewer about the chances - he said he thought "about 100" people applied. Take it with a grain of salt, though, since he didn't seem to know too much about them.
 

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Originally posted by ify
not sure it's based on mcat because i got invited, and have a 33. My guess, is that it's the entire application package, because there's nothing special about 33, especially for WashU.



We gotta get rid of that other duplicate thread. That was my bad.
 

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I think 100 is overinflated. I think the answer is more like 45-50, at least the Dean of Fin Aid told us this the day I interviewed.

I am certain the scholarship process is a holistic one. This whole idea about them only caring about MCAT scores is absurd. Just like any of the top 5 schools, Wash U uses a holistic process. And they look at everything, yes, including your academics and MCAT score.

Karen and I both did well. I am sure that everyone applying is a great candidate in every respect.

CCW
 

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I just heard back today about the Olin scholarship (the one for women across all of Wash U, not just the med school)...I got an interview for mid-March, with all expenses paid (phew...that's a relief on my budget!)...it would be so cool not to have to worry about loans in med school...

But I know that the "regular" (med school-specific) scholarship interviews are held later...so I guess you would get notified later as well. I applied for one of those too...but if I get the Olin scholarship, of course I would be taken out of consideration for the med school one.

Good luck to you all!
 

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Oh, and Coops, your PM box is full...
 

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Count me in on the scholarship app. I haven't sent mine in yet though. Too many other things to write. Man, I thought I was done writing these stupid self-evaluative essays! Arrrggghh.
 

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karen, how did they let you know about the olin interview?

as for the scores they look at, i'm sure mcats are a factor, but definitely not the sole reason to invite you to apply. i scored well but not incredible, but i think i had some other things going for me.
 
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