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You get accepted based on your academics.
Scholarships are based on both need and academics. My daughter received scholarships awarded prior to any applications for financial aid. These were based on her HS record.
Some crummy schools will offer financial aid based on academics to attract a few students who can actually read, but Ivy league financial aid is based solely on need.
Sorry your daughter went to a third-rate school.