URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Ben Reilly » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:16 pm

Congrats on all of the scholarship offers!

I just got an e-mail from UVA stating that they're offering me the Dillard Scholarship.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:22 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Congrats on all of the scholarship offers!

I just got an e-mail from UVA stating that they're offering me the Dillard Scholarship.


Ahhh congrats!!!!!! That's amazing! That's their full scholarship right!?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:35 pm

Just got awarded the UVA Dillard (Full Tuition) Scholarship!!!!! This is so exciting!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:35 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Congrats on all of the scholarship offers!

I just got an e-mail from UVA stating that they're offering me the Dillard Scholarship.

Congratulations!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby aboutmydaylight » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:17 pm

You all are killing it. Congrats.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby nabadgelyo » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:22 pm

applelover wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:Congrats on all of the scholarship offers!

I just got an e-mail from UVA stating that they're offering me the Dillard Scholarship.

Congratulations!



Congrats, Ben and Apple! I still don't understand GIFs/the Internet, but someday I will surprise you guys.
Maybe someone can teach me at an ASW. I'm the one who looks like a giant, sinister hamster.

ETA, but seriously, CONGRATUATIONS!! I'm starting to realize how very unrepresentative this group is, in the best way :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:27 pm

applelover wrote:Just got awarded the UVA Dillard (Full Tuition) Scholarship!!!!! This is so exciting!


Me too, Apple! Totally made my day.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alllaweverything » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:20 pm

congrats on the dillards, guys! alas, still waiting to hear back from UVA. le sigh.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:14 pm

teampeeta wrote:
applelover wrote:Just got awarded the UVA Dillard (Full Tuition) Scholarship!!!!! This is so exciting!


Me too, Apple! Totally made my day.



Congrats on Dillard scholarship!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:16 pm

mac2013 wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
applelover wrote:Just got awarded the UVA Dillard (Full Tuition) Scholarship!!!!! This is so exciting!


Me too, Apple! Totally made my day.



Congrats on Dillard scholarship!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:23 pm

mac2013 wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
applelover wrote:Just got awarded the UVA Dillard (Full Tuition) Scholarship!!!!! This is so exciting!


Me too, Apple! Totally made my day.



Congrats on Dillard scholarship!!


Thanks Mac and Coolbean!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:25 pm

Came home to a find a big blue envelope waiting for me!! IN at Columbia!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Kool-Aid » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:33 pm

Congrats on the acceptances y'all!

Has anyone heard from GULC about aid yet? Just got 25k per year, pretty excited.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby isaiah1992 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:35 pm

Kool-Aid wrote:Congrats on the acceptances y'all!

Has anyone heard from GULC about aid yet? Just got 25k per year, pretty excited.


Yea I got 20k per year. Decent amount, but i'm pretty sure I'll be withdrawing tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:48 pm

EvMont wrote:Came home to a find a big blue envelope waiting for me!! IN at Columbia!!!


YAY!!!!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:48 pm

Kool-Aid wrote:Congrats on the acceptances y'all!

Has anyone heard from GULC about aid yet? Just got 25k per year, pretty excited.


Sweet. Congrats!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:00 pm

EvMont wrote:Came home to a find a big blue envelope waiting for me!! IN at Columbia!!!


Congrats!

I'm still waiting to go complete at Columbia :evil:

ETA: Checked my status after posting the above...finally complete!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:05 pm

Congrats on all the great news... full scholly at UVA, schollies @ GTown, & getting in @ Columbia. Keep it coming.

In other news, looks like I'm all in this admissions cycle because after my first day at this new job today, I can clearly say I cannot wait a year to retake. No way, no how.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:05 pm

Crap money from Georgetown :(

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:10 pm

californiauser wrote:congrats to everyone

do you guys think the lower t14 will consider a scholarship from Vandy for negotiating purposes?


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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:18 pm

californiauser wrote:
californiauser wrote:congrats to everyone

do you guys think the lower t14 will consider a scholarship from Vandy for negotiating purposes?


bumping this post buried on last page



I think it depends on the school. Someone on the UCLA thread was trying to negotiate for money and he had schooly offers from WUSTL and the like. He couldn't get UCLA to budge. You should still give it a try tho.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:17 pm

californiauser wrote:
californiauser wrote:congrats to everyone

do you guys think the lower t14 will consider a scholarship from Vandy for negotiating purposes?


bumping this post buried on last page


The key is to negotiate amongst peer schools So in the case of Vandy, it would be UCLA, Texas, and USC offers. In the case of the lower T14 it would be Cornell/NU/Georgetown and maybe Duke. Seldom are schools willing to negotiate outside and below their peer school rank.

That said, it may be worth speaking to the school and showing a sincere interest to attend. For instance, if invited to attend a luncheon or diversity day, try and network and keep in touch with professors, administrators etc. of the school who may be able to vouch for you in negotiating more scholarship aid. Explain your financial situation if you have to. It has worked and may also work in your situation. Also read below:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373


Good luck!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:19 pm

okaygo wrote:Crap money from Georgetown :(


Hold out for UVA. :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:39 pm

okaygo wrote:Crap money from Georgetown :(


Sorry to hear that. Is this your #1?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:43 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
Also read below:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373


This is a really good find. Thanks for sharing!



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