what?(not my desire at all - don't really want or care about having fun).
Thanks a lot for this list. I'm pretty clueless about med schools even though I am applying soon.what?
The best way to get a scholarship is to apply to schools that are generous with them, of which there are very few. Here are the ones I know, you obviously have the stats to be competitive for them, but i dunno how important EC's are for them.
Washington University - some full tuition and half-tuition scholarships, maybe around 10?
Vanderbilt University - decent number of students get some merit-based money
Emory University - a handful (maybe 5) of full-tuition scholarships, no other merit money
Case Western - 15-20 scholarships ranging from $20,000 to full-tuition
UPitt - from what I hear, decent amount of people get merit based money from them
UChicago - very generous with merit based money compared to most other schools
UMich - dunno anything about how much, but they have at least some merit-based scholarships
And don't forget the schools that are already cheap to begin with, namely:
All your state schools
Man, look at the average matriculant stats for ANY school, take your pick, and you are far, far above them. Your ECs are admittedly sub-par, but I'm pretty sure you'll get an interview anywhere you apply, and if you can communicate your interest effectively there, you should have no problem being accepted. Scholarships are another matter though, since I believe they are typically very interested in what you've done with your time other than study.lol...only after looking at MDApps profiles