NYU/CLS Scholarship Negotation-Apply for Penn scholarship?

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snehpets
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NYU/CLS Scholarship Negotation-Apply for Penn scholarship?

Postby snehpets » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:21 pm

So my number one schools are NYU and CLS. I don't foresee a situation in which I would choose not to go to either NYU or CLS but WOULD choose to go to Penn (I would likely stay in state and attend UT, where I have a scholarship that I could hopefully get upped). Recently received invite for Rodin scholarship (?) at Penn, also Georgetown basically wants you to fill out their scholarship stuff right now. I don't really want to fill these out because it seems unfair since I'm not at all planning to go there. However, I DO want to be able to at least attempt to negotiate for more money with NYU/CLS.

My question is: I've heard NYU/CLS only really care about scholarship offers from their peer schools, making applying for a Penn or GULC scholarship pointless. Is there any truth to this?

Also, I'm really not very qualified for the Rodin scholarship anyway. If I don't fill out their named scholarship thing but do the rest of the stuff necessary to qualify for their merit scholarships, am I guaranteeing that they'll see me as not interested and not give me any unnamed merit money? this would obviously make sense, but I just wanted to check.

Thanks!

I tried searching for this and failed, so sorry if it's an annoyingly common question.

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Re: NYU/CLS Scholarship Negotation-Apply for Penn scholarship?

Postby Nelson » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:58 pm

snehpets wrote:So my number one schools are NYU and CLS. I don't foresee a situation in which I would choose not to go to either NYU or CLS but WOULD choose to go to Penn (I would likely stay in state and attend UT, where I have a scholarship that I could hopefully get upped). Recently received invite for Rodin scholarship (?) at Penn, also Georgetown basically wants you to fill out their scholarship stuff right now. I don't really want to fill these out because it seems unfair since I'm not at all planning to go there. However, I DO want to be able to at least attempt to negotiate for more money with NYU/CLS.

My question is: I've heard NYU/CLS only really care about scholarship offers from their peer schools, making applying for a Penn or GULC scholarship pointless. Is there any truth to this?

Also, I'm really not very qualified for the Rodin scholarship anyway. If I don't fill out their named scholarship thing but do the rest of the stuff necessary to qualify for their merit scholarships, am I guaranteeing that they'll see me as not interested and not give me any unnamed merit money? this would obviously make sense, but I just wanted to check.

Thanks!

I tried searching for this and failed, so sorry if it's an annoyingly common question.

Isn't the Silverman-Rodin a half ride to Penn? I think you'd be crazy not to at least apply for it. That would be one heck of a scholarship bargaining chip anywhere.

I think the rep on NYU and Columbia is they just don't give out money at all. Outside of the named scholarships, it seems like 10-15k/yr is the max.

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Re: NYU/CLS Scholarship Negotation-Apply for Penn scholarship?

Postby ahnhub » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:03 pm

There was a poster from a few cycles back who had something like a 175/3.8 and got 75K from NYU--slightly better numbers, but not completely out of your range. I can't be 100% sure but I think he tried to get them to up it and they said no. But apparently NYU is really stingy, and Columbia seems to think people will attend at sticker regardless.

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Re: NYU/CLS Scholarship Negotation-Apply for Penn scholarship?

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:25 pm

Nelson wrote:I think the rep on NYU and Columbia is they just don't give out money at all. Outside of the named scholarships, it seems like 10-15k/yr is the max.


NYU sometimes gives 62.5.




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