Appealing scholarships - is it ok to ask more than once?

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Appealing scholarships - is it ok to ask more than once?

Postby LDC » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:45 pm

Hi all,

I was awarded a merit grant at one school for $48k; I appealed and they increased it to $54k. I was hoping for more. Has anyone gone more than one round in the scholarship appeal process? Or is that totally improper? I'm grateful for the money, but am stretched rather tightly as is!

Thanks!

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Re: Appealing scholarships - is it ok to ask more than once?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:49 pm

LDC wrote:Hi all,

I was awarded a merit grant at one school for $48k; I appealed and they increased it to $54k. I was hoping for more. Has anyone gone more than one round in the scholarship appeal process? Or is that totally improper? I'm grateful for the money, but am stretched rather tightly as is!

Thanks!


I am bumping this because I would like to know. Congrats on the 6k raise! :D

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Re: Appealing scholarships - is it ok to ask more than once?

Postby ENGINEERD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:54 pm

bump... would also like to know

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Re: Appealing scholarships - is it ok to ask more than once?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:55 pm

I mean, you're already in, you've already got some money...why not?

I wouldn't do it more than twice...just for the sake of not being a dick.

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bissey

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Re: Appealing scholarships - is it ok to ask more than once?

Postby bissey » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:55 pm

Seems a little much, but I don't see the harm. They're not going to take the scholly back and the financial ppl won't be teaching your classes, so go for it.

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Mr. Matlock

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Re: Appealing scholarships - is it ok to ask more than once?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:58 pm

Do you have any other offers to compare it against? When negotiating, it helps to have at least a little leverage on your side. If not, the worst they can say is no.

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Re: Appealing scholarships - is it ok to ask more than once?

Postby smov_operator » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:59 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:Do you have any other offers to compare it against? When negotiating, it helps to have at least a little leverage on your side. If not, the worst they can say is no.


+1

Go for it, they're not going to get mad and take they're offer of admittance away.



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