Space L Clottey

Brown financial aid:

I guess it looks like the strat is to go as hard as possible on a Brown application while looking for international financial aid.

  1. Brown’s Open Curriculum allows students to explore broadly while also diving deeply into their academic pursuits. Tell us about any academic interests that excite you, and how you might use the Open Curriculum to pursue them while also embracing topics with which you are unfamiliar. (200-250 words)

doesn’t think I can go wrong with

  1. Brown’s culture fosters a community in which students challenge the ideas of others and have their ideas challenged in return, promoting a deeper and clearer understanding of the complex issues confronting society. This active engagement in dialogue is as present outside the classroom as it is in academic spaces. Tell us about a time you were challenged by a perspective that differed from your own. How did you respond? (200-250 words)
  1. Brown students care deeply about their work and the world around them. Students find contentment, satisfaction, and meaning in daily interactions and major discoveries. Whether big or small, mundane or spectacular, tell us about something that brings you joy. (200-250 words)

col

Okay, what else?

Cornell

65 Colleges That Give Generous Aid to International Students - The College Matchmaker


Amherst College

Bowdoin College

Claremont McKenna College

Colby College

Columbia University

Davidson College

Harvard University

Pomona College

Princeton University

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania

Vanderbilt University

Washington and Lee University

Yale University

Second Best: 100% of Need Met With No Loans for Some Incomes- These schools will meet 100% of your financial need no matter what your family’s income is, but if your income is below a certain level, they will also make sure you don’t have to take out any loans.

Brown University Aid is loan-free if your parents’ total income is less than $100,000. If your parents earn $60,000 with assets less than $100,000, your family will also not be expected to make any financial contribution.

Cornell University Aid is loan-free if your parents’ total income is less than $60,000.

Dartmouth College Aid is loan-free if your parents earn less than $100,000. Your family will not be expected to make any financial contribution.

Duke University Aid is loan-free if your parents earn less than $40,000. Your family will not be expected to make any financial contribution.

Haverford College Aid is loan-free if your parents earn less than $60,000. Families making more than this threshold can expect small loans ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 a year.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Aid is loan-free if your parents earn less than $80,000.

Northwestern University As of the 2016-17 school year, aid is loan-free for students who qualify for grant assistance. Otherwise, aid is loan-free if you are a Pell Grant recipient.

Rice University Aid is loan-free if your parents earn less than $80,000.

Vassar College Aid is loan-free if your parents earn less than $60,000.

Washington University in St. Louis Aid is loan-free if your parents earn less than $75,000.

Wellesley College Aid is loan-free if your calculated family contribution is less than $7,000 and your parents earn less than $60,000. All other students qualifying for financial aid can expect to have a maximum of $15,200 in loans over four years.

Hope that Helps!

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He’s talking so slowly………………… SO ANNOYING HURRY UP SPEAKING why am i scared of him? I’m paying him. All the value should be for me.

Notes

what was I doing:

He’ll come right back to school list

Will need to put in the time. Definately possible.

College List

Can’t just apply to super-top

https://blog.prepscholar.com/need-blind-colleges-list

Assignment 2:

At Havard, classes are overcrowded because there’s so many students, so the simplest classes are taught by graduate students. A smaller liberal art schools, there’s gonna be decent compsci. Look at student-teacher ratio.

Look at the courses they offer. Thinks it’s stupid to disregard compsci part. I have a lot of creativity, but art is very subjective, and doesn’t know how admissions people are gonna evaluate my work. if my reccomendations are for stem, shouldn’t be dropping that.

My classes are more maths/economics. If they see a science guy just writing all about creative writing, it’s not understandable to them. Why do you need to reject a part of yourself. no need for this.

= don’t get boggled down thinking about all the criteria, maybe you don’t care about that =

liberal arts schools are less intense. Big city are more distraction.

need blind, you get at schools that are good. You won’t get super-safe safetys. g

Not possible to just do the grades that you want.

he didn’t really have many paramters when he was applying. google “what schools have good comspci program”. type that in and you’ll get a lot of results on anything you wanna know

How many a levels do people take

They’re still figuring out who’s gonna be working with me longterm. All the assignments they’ll give me, whoever is gonna work with me will still be relevant.

Essays

In person, and there was a point to it

ASSINGMENT 4:

Really doesn’t think school-hating essay would work, because I’m applying for school Thinks book essay is talking too much about quotes, and not about myself. An intellectual one.

Do more brainstorming with the topics, a lot of them are too long.

Assingments

Need to work out my image/persona.

Collge Essay Handbook, Katerina Manoff.

still wants to think about persona, like applying for 2 majors simultaneously. Thinks community essay maybe isn’t best fit for it. Maybe better off writing essay that’s more directly linked to creating.

maybe an angle for communities that’s even more closely about creating.

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First, write down what’s important: financial aid, computer science?, creative writing?, location, how big the college is, student-to-faculty ratio (big classes), career opportunities (probably more in big cities)

**

Criteria. What do I care about with colleges?

This is PA work.

Guess I’ll either do it myself or ask the PA to do it.

Okay, I’ll ask Raj’s PA.

And if I’m not doing that…

I can also ask the PA to put them in a spreadsheet and write down their acceptance rates for international students, then do the SAT part myself if they can’t find it.

Ahh this’ll be so nice. And free!

Okay, then apart from that…

Other task:

Acitivites

Recs

Essays

College List

**Top computer science courses in the UK **

Life like growing up:

My passions:

Homework:

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Paige

Public Speaking Lamda, Dinsinction In a newpaper

Paige

Schedule Zoom calls

	- make sure everything regarding international transistion, make sure everything is smoothed over

What questions do I have about international transition?

What am I curious about with Brown?

What else am I curious about?

Dear Brown,

I am a black student applying from the UK. I have learned that Brown is a bit under 10% for black students, and a bit over 10% for international students, but I was wondering if I would be able to have a zoom call to hear more about the experience and architecture for these students during their time at Brown.

If this is at all possible, do let me know and I can send over a link that can add a meeting to my clendar.

Thank you so much.

Best wishes, Space

Dear Brown,

My name is Space and I am a black student applying from the UK for the 2023 term. I have learned that Brown’s population is a bit under 10% for black students, and a bit over 10% for international students, but I was wondering if you would at all be able to schedule a zoom call so I could have a bit more of a deeper understanding of these student’s experiences and the architecture that exists for POCs at Brown.

I would be very grateful if this is at all possible! I am very excited to send in my application.

Thank you.

Best wishes, Space

+44 7835128832

Brown

Dear Ms Fulton,

My name is Space Lutterodt-Clottey and I am applying to Brown from the UK this autumn. I am hoping to study Computer Science.

From statistics online I’ve gathered that Brown’s population is a bit under 10% black students, and a slightly over 10% international students. I would love to gain a deeper understanding of these students’ experiences, and of the architecture that exists for them like the Black Student Initiative.

I am also very curious to hear about the applications of AI in your computer science courses, and whether the courses go deep into new computer science. Though I’m familiar that Brown professors and almuni were publishing books on AI in the early 2000s, I would love to know how the courses have kept up with the large forwards in AI progress in just the last 6 months with image generation models.

Would it be at all possible for me to talk with you or a faculty member over zoom regarding this? I would find a conversation on the topic extremely valuable.

Thank you so much in advance.

Best wishes, Space

Stanford

Dear Ms O’Neal,

My name is Space Lutterodt-Clottey, and I am a UK student hoping to apply to Stanford this autumn. There, I would like to study computer science.  

From statistics online I’ve gathered that Stanfords’s population is roughly 5% black students and 13% international students. I have signed up to The Dispora, though would love to gain a more in depth understanding of black students’ experiences at your school.

Would it be at all possible to schedule a meeting with you or one of your faculty members via video call? I would find a conversation on this topic extremely valuable. 

Thank you so much in advance.

Best, Space

Berkeley

olufemi@berkeley.edu berkeleyinfo@berkeley.edu

Dear Berkeley Admissions / Mr Ogundele,

My name is Space Lutterodt-Clottey and I am applying to Berkeley from the UK this autumn. I am hoping to major in Computer Science.

From statistics online I’ve gathered that Stanfords’s population is roughly 1.8% black students, and 13% for international students. I have read about the work of Mr Takiyah Jackson in steering diversity at Berkeley, though I would love to gain a more in depth understanding of black students’ experiences at Berkeley.

Having met a film student while visiting over summer, I would love to learn more about the course on screenwriting by Professor Kopell, or more genreally how one is able to fit a variety of classes into one schedule and whether this is something that upfront planning should be done for.

If you would be able to connect me with someone to discuss these topics over Zoom I would appreciate it greatly.

Thank you so much in advance.

Best wishes, Space

Princeton

Dear Mr Bustin,

My name is Space Lutterodt-Clottey and I am applying to Berkeley from the UK this autumn. I am hoping to major in Computer Science.

From statistics online I’ve gathered that Stanfords’s population is roughly 10% black undergraduates, and 12% international undergraduates. From my research I understand that princeton has courses on black history, and information on the circumstances by which the first students joined, though I am very curious to hear what current black students experiences are like.

Tangentially, I am also very curious about how the effectively open curriculum in computer science courses functions ensures exposure to all parts of computer science on a more micro level.

If you would be able to discuss these topics over Zoom I would appreciate it greatly.

Thank you so much in advance.

Best wishes, Space

CMU

Colombia

Yale

It’s just too much information to process well. Just so many emails that I can’t see them all

CMU, Colombia, and Yale didn’t go through, weirdly.

And when I get the rest I’ll do them.

Okay I think I have to delay until tommorrow, getting too tired.

And also it’s not super fun.

Activities

  1. Writing
    1. Quote Mania
    2. Blog
  2. Film (Painting the Portrait)
  3. Podcast (Quote Therapy)
  4. Atlas Fellowship
  5. Programming (Increview)
  6. Teaching AutoHotkey
  7. Communities
    1. Dunbar’s Hideout
    2. Rationality Society
  8. . Public Speaking

  9. Animation (GhostMolly / Bill Cipher)

Oo but societies, I’ve taken Public Speaking classes and competitions

Yeah probably public speaking competition or jack petchey should really go on here. not sure which one is cooler.

Least cool?

2 more

Does sutton scholars count?

Awards

  1. Atlas Fellowship
  2. Prince Albert Scholarship
  3. Havard Book Prize
  4. Young Audio Awards
  5. Future Forum Pitch Competition

Okay, let me make a plan of when I’ll finish things:

I should just do all the emails now.

Okay, end of this session:

Polite Email

Dear Ms. Fulton, 

My name is Space Lutterodt-Clottey, and I am a UK student hoping to apply to Brown this autumn. There, I would like to study computer science.  

From statistics online, I’ve gathered that Brown’s population is a bit under 10% for black students and a bit over 10% for international students. I would love to gain a deeper understanding of these student experiences as well as the architecture that exists for people of colour at Brown. 

Would it be at all possible to schedule a meeting with you or one of your faculty members via video call? I would find a conversation on this topic extremely valuable. 

Thank you so much in advance. 

Best wishes,

Space

Why This School?

Tips: 

  1. Always begin and end the essay with creative impact.

  2. Only mention characteristics that are unique to the school. 

  3. Don’t be afraid to name-drop.

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  1. Always begin and end the essay with creative impact.

  2. Only mention characteristics that are unique to the school. 

  3. Don’t be afraid to name-drop.

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What I want to take:

I am interested in how technology assists art, but also in remotely how people did things before technology and the raw theory.

Academics:

Extracurriculurs:

Networking

Okay, that’s enough. Time to start writing.

Why am I indeed

Okay, I have the perfect essay here.

Example Draft

  1. Brown’s Open Curriculum allows students to explore broadly while also diving deeply into their academic pursuits. Tell us about any academic interests that excite you, and how you might use the Open Curriculum to pursue them while also embracing topics with which you are unfamiliar. (200-250 words)

While crafting this application to this school, one of the pieces of feedback I have received most often is that I have a large amount of varied interests.

For example, last year while formally studying the very stemmy subjects of Computer Science, Economics and Maths, I undertook my first ever film project. I have been in love with the crossover of computer science and art that is animation for as long as I can remember, spending many evenings watching and reading all the trivia on Pixar I could find. But Painting the Potrait was the first time I engaged in a film, and the crossover of writing scripts on the fly and directing, organising and many late nights editing was invigorating for me.

However, at Brown I believe that I would be able to engage in this topic even more deeply, understanding not just documentaries but how to craft the far more complex narrative film. I would love to take Cinematic Coding and Narrativity with Professor Copjec, and since learning of it have begun the first book on its course by Linda Williams.

I would also love to use the open curriculum to forward my computer science interests, both technically through courses such as the Theory of Computation with Professor Stefani, but through the delightful lense of media through courses such as Intro to 3D Animation, which would allow me to mimick what my most stable heroes over my lifetime have been accomplishing since 1995.

As well as forwarding my understanding and knowledges of these fields, I would also greatly love to spend time indulging in sections that are not too far out of my zone of comfort, but deeply fun to finally engage in formally as well, such as the Disney Accepalla society and the Anime Society. Though I have never seen more than four animes from start to finish, I know htat many of the Westeren cartoons I would sacrifice my life for are heavily inspired by anime, and have a respect for thoes who get wrapped up in their thick, intricate worlds. Moving myself further along this line is something I am very excited to try at Brown.

My biggest concern with any university I go to is having a variety of people around, people to match each of my interests as deeply as I do, such that I can feel seen and heard. Which is why it was a relief to me when my friend and Brown Alumni Emma Abele confirmed to me that Brown indeed harbours a large variety of people who are deeply commited to their respective fields, a view confirmed by my economics teacher Julia Suttcliffe, who used to work on the Brown admissions board and who’s conversations have inspired me even further to learn as much about the school as I can.

Okay way too long obviously. Let me write a little about the music, and then I’ll get rid of everything that’s not super relevant.

Only over the last year or so have I realised how much I adore the bizzare thing that is music, partly due to how fasts from music in attempts to aid my productivity have only made me realise how empty my life is devoid of a very specific form of joy when absent from music.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid for International Students - Google Docs

Oh man, this one doc will save me so much fucking time holy shit.

Should I apply for a work visa now?

Seems hard.

Okay I should add all of the unis here onto the people I try to contact for calls.

Oh my god this loan calculator thing is so useful damn. Available Lenders (internationalstudent.com)

Okay, will need someone to go through this list: Scholarships (abroadplanet.com)

— Oh wow, okay merit scholarships damn.

Okay, but I don’t want to do the scholarships.

Surely I can pay someone on bountied rationality like 100 of the amount I got for the laptop. seems like a very good trade.

Okay, do that for the bounty pretty quickly, and then pay it back using raj.

Paige 2

Call Notes

growth mindset / challenging / try to focus on the positive outcomes i faced. biggest thing is accepting failure. some people would have persisted with a sterile community, with one they weren’t happy with. even if it wasn’t benefiting anyone. to keep it from leaning towards jaded perspective.

— As specific as possible, so it’s as memorable as possible.

Podcasts - providing a commentary on rick and morty - really unique. - lot of people don’t have the courage to talk about their unique interests - if commentary had some meat to it, and explored

doesn’t think I can go wrong with

shows ability to do things outside of the classroom. Not just outside the classroom only doing work. down to execution. self-reflective. Which ones do I think I can do the most justice to.

if i talk about compsci in the “why this school” then it’s covered.

Making sure I show a growth perspective

Easiest most fun to write? what paints me in the brightest colours? gets at the heart of what I’m trying to show?

Dungeons and dragons? - what did i have to do? - could definitely be it. Getting into the idea of - when you’re a dungeon master you create your own world - element of creativity -

with this essay, probably gonna have to emphasise the school more.

if we fatten up with some more detail wrt to coding, maybe it’ll help round up the point of doing computer science. especially when going at computer science at the point of creativity of creation

if I have something that’s substantial to experience with coding, can turn it into essay don’t feel pressured to come at it

Substancial

Process of creating increview

web app, something that brings me joy

Challenge:

Atlas is the most on the nose, since I’m directly challenging people. Almost a confrontation. and I press on it. It shows leadership and everything. if it weren’t for me, it wouldn’t have gotten done there 100% wouldn’t have been

make sure it’s lively and fun

something brings me joy:

programming / film

beyond the fact it’s compsci related, she thinks it’d be an interesting essay, in the way my creations reflect your development as a person.

snippets of time.

more about the evolution of it. Having to change certain things