Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

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Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby BizOwner » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:48 pm

I received a full scholarship for an in-state school as long as I maintain a 3.25. Is asking for a stipend unheard of or even a bad idea?

I not sure if law schools even offer stipends above a full scholarship.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:52 pm

Find out if they ever do. If they ever do, then might as well go for it. It's not like they're going to rescind your scholarship offer because you were greedy or something.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby BizOwner » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:53 pm

Sounds greedy huh?

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:55 pm

Sounds like you're lawyer material.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:56 pm

I didn't mean to imply you were greedy. It could be interpreted that way, though.

If you really don't have financial resources at your disposal, and you have a good case for a stipend, make it. The worst they can say is no.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby fatduck » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:59 pm

i would be more interested in seeing if you can get the gpa stipulation removed

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby BizOwner » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:34 pm

The GPA stipulation concerns me as well. I wonder how many schools use this as a ploy to lure applicants but maintain a low grading curve.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby fatduck » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:36 pm

BizOwner wrote:The GPA stipulation concerns me as well. I wonder how many schools use this as a ploy to lure applicants but maintain a low grading curve.

it's possible. what school is this? many will negotiate the gpa stipulation or remove it, if you ask.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby BizOwner » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:42 pm

fatduck wrote:
BizOwner wrote:The GPA stipulation concerns me as well. I wonder how many schools use this as a ploy to lure applicants but maintain a low grading curve.

it's possible. what school is this? many will negotiate the gpa stipulation or remove it, if you ask.



Lower Tier 2 in the mid Atlantic region.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby BizOwner » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:54 pm

Any other experiences or insight concerning stipend requests?

Since I received an in-state tuition full scholarship, I am a "cheaper" applicant than an out-of-state applicant in terms of scholarship funds.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:37 am

BizOwner wrote:
fatduck wrote:
BizOwner wrote:The GPA stipulation concerns me as well. I wonder how many schools use this as a ploy to lure applicants but maintain a low grading curve.

it's possible. what school is this? many will negotiate the gpa stipulation or remove it, if you ask.



Lower Tier 2 in the mid Atlantic region.


3.25 is probably above median, which means you have a decent chance of losing the scholarship. Get that stipulation removed.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby BizOwner » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:58 am

Would a simple "would you consider removing xyz stipulation" email be effective? Or should I build a polite and logical argument to base the request on?

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby Moxie » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:27 am

Desert Fox wrote:3.25 is probably above median, which means you have a decent chance of losing the scholarship. Get that stipulation removed.


+1. I'd be way more worried about that 3.25 stipulation than a stipend.

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Re: Received Full Scholarship (In-state)..Ask for COL Stipend?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:37 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Sounds like you're lawyer material.




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