Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

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Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

AnBryce Scholarship at NYU
3
4%
Darrow (full) Scholarship at UMichigan
2
3%
Dillard Scholarship at UVa
3
4%
Furman Academic Scholarship at NYU
4
6%
Hamilton Fellowship at Columbia
36
53%
Levy Scholars Program at UPenn
0
No votes
Mordecai Scholar Program at Duke
0
No votes
Root-Tilden-Kern at NYU
4
6%
Rubenstein Scholarship at UChicago
16
24%
 
Total votes: 68

1988AndX
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Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby 1988AndX » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:48 am

Many law schools are secretive about the number of offers made for their full-tuition scholarships. Since it's hard to assess the difficulty of getting one of those full-tuition scholarships based on publicly available data, hopefully a poll based on the collective knowledge of TLSers would offer potentially valuable information for future applicants.

dixiecupdrinking
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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:51 pm

All of them.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:58 pm

probably Hamilton, but's it's actually probably something at a much lower ranked school, like the full tuition one at Pitt

anstone1988
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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby anstone1988 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:10 pm

Hamilton

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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:39 pm

Hamilton at Columbia because it seems to be designed to divert Harvard &, maybe, Yale acceptees to Columbia (while the others seem to target Columbia acceptees).

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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:43 pm

Probably the ones that are given out to a single person each year at top schools. I know that includes the Rothman at USC , if I'm not mistaken, the RTK at NYU as well, and maybe others.

icpb
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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby icpb » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:32 pm

What are selection criteria for the Hamilton?

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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby justinp » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:05 pm

icpb wrote:What are selection criteria for the Hamilton?


No idea, but my guess would be that it's the stuff you'd expect-- high scores, good PS and recs, and good softs.

There doesn't seem to be any rocket science to it, I guess is what I'm saying.

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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby icpb » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:09 pm

justinp wrote:
icpb wrote:What are selection criteria for the Hamilton?


No idea, but my guess would be that it's the stuff you'd expect-- high scores, good PS and recs, and good softs.

There doesn't seem to be any rocket science to it, I guess is what I'm saying.


It is a blackbox not totally based on numbers then?

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Re: Which full-tuition scholarship is the hardest to get?

Postby justinp » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:41 pm

Well, I think you probably need to be over both 75ths, but I don't think they're giving it to EVERYONE who is above both 75ths.

So once you're past the floors, my totally uneducated opinion is that it's a matter of having good softs/LOR/PS.




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