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I want to be a theoretical physicist. I'm 15 and a sophomore in high school. I'll be graduating next year (3 year program) when I'm 16. It's not a minimun program, I'm actually on the most distinguished graduation program (Texas Scholar). I just get many credits in a short amount of time. Since this year I've made all A's excluding my English class in which I made an 85. I will have as many advanced maths and sciences as possible next year. I'm not at the top of my class, so I don't think I will be able to get a scholarship to a university. I know I need to be strong in math and science, especially Physics, to be a theoretical astrophysicist. So, I found my mom's old college Algebra and have been learning concepts from it for about a month. (I wrote an equation for the sums of two summations. Here's the URL: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=309945&highlight=summation+notation). I'd like to get a PhD from an Ivy League college, but I don't know if I will be able to transfer from a junior college to a state university and then to an Ivy League. I'm aware that Theoretical Astrophysicists don't make a fortune for their work, but that's okay. I'd much rather have answers to my questions and love my job rather than wonder and be miserable at work. Does anyone think I would be able to get any good scholarships to a university anywhere or in the state of Texas? Does anyone know if there any scholarships for graduating early anywhere or to a university in Texas? Does anyone think I could get a PhD from an Ivy League college or transfer possibly from an average university to an Ivy League college eventually?