I've read most of the posts concerning this issue, but I have a few questions of my own. What do I need to focus on to make this happen? I definitely need some kind of scholarship. I have some money saved up, but it's not close to the amount I need to pay a year's tuition. I have no problem taking loans, but I don't want to be in debt for the rest of my life. I feel like if I could get at least a partial scholarship from either institution, I can somehow manage the rest. My GPA and SAT aren't very good, so that leaves me the artistic based scholarship. I would very much appreciate any specific guidelines on what I should aim for. What is the committee ultimately looking at when awarding scholarships?