paperfish wrote:McDuff - I emailed about a week ago and it was forwarded to their "Scholarship Committee", whoever that might be. You think a phone call would work better? I have no idea how to negotiate scholarships without pissing people off.
I know what you mean. I felt the same way when I was in your shoes. My strategy was just to be super nice and not in anyway entitled. I think you should call, maybe ask some inane but not totally irrelevant question, then change the subject and say, assuming it's true, something to the extent of " how can I increase my chances of additional scholarship? -- I have a full scholarship at Utah and it would be a very practice choice for me to attend there because of career goals and my aversion to debt. However, CU blah blah, my first choice blah, I would deposit and withdraw all my other applications if CU would match the scholarship from Utah."
I don't think something like this would piss them off, but I'm no expert. Everyone I spoke to last year about scholarships was really understanding.