I actually was accepted to both Georgetown and the scholars program. I'm 21 and graduated from Emory in May 2010 with a 3.8 gpa. I did most of my nursing pre-reqs at community colleges (except my chem), both on-campus and online classes, and aced them all. This past year, I worked in banking/sales (btw, terribly demoralizing). I've previously volunteered with a local clinic that serves mainly low-income Hispanics and Latinos, as well as minority populations in high schools
. I've also done independent research on social justice issues affecting Latinos, which helped me strike my interest in serving the underprivileged population. My other contact with nurses/healthcare was through my HR internship with a disability management care and consultant group, which helped as far as getting a recommendation.
Anyways, I think you have great experience - you just need to effectively connect
the perspective you've gained and how such experience will help you as a nurse both through your initial studies and prospective nursing career. In my interview session for the scholarship
(there were 2 dates to choose from), there were about 20 other people, mostly coming from a psychology, public health, healthcare, and/or science-related background. It's a competitve pool of students, much more so than my initial expectations. Also, you only submit the scholarship app (separate from the nursing admissions app) and interview for the scholarship after you've been accepted by Georgetown.