Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

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Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby AVBucks4239 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:15 pm

I have a friend who is teetering on top 15%. I go to a TTT that hands out what seems like a pretty decent amount of scholarships. That said, he/she is not on any sort of scholarship right now and I was curious if top 15% was good enough to begin negotiating for some scholarship money to stay. If so, how should they go about it? Should they go to admissions and discuss transferring (even though they don't want to)? Should he/she just discuss things with financial aid?

PS: I apologize if this has already been answered somewhere, but I am super busy with a memo due Thursday and a midterm Friday.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby kc112 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:21 pm

I'm in the same position, wondering the same thing. Is there anyone that can offer some guidance?

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby Claudius » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:35 am

Did this person ever have any luck? I go to the same school as you and would be interesting in hearing the result. A friend of mine did ask for a scholarship after he ranked very high after 1L Fall semester, but they turned him down.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby brose » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:10 am

I think it depends on your school. Mine actively sent out emails to people in the top 5% that didn't have scholarship. I don't think it was a lot of money, and there definitely weren't a lot of people eligible for it because most of us had $$.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby wuduhel » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:56 am

I ranked top 15% and was given an additional 20% of my entering scholly after 1L. Was hoping for more. How do I ask for more?

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby brose » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:29 am

hahaha maybe my school is just stingy, but to me that's pretty generous. Send them a nice letter. I don't know if you much more to leverage with.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:34 am

Dang where do you all go to school? I've gotten nothing from UT

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby brose » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:35 pm

I'm at UH. I was able to squeeze something out of them after being well within top 5% but I had to beg. But, it was nice and greatly appreciated.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:57 pm

brose wrote:I'm at UH. I was able to squeeze something out of them after being well within top 5% but I had to beg. But, it was nice and greatly appreciated.


Yea I'm in the begging phase right now, but they don't seem to care too much.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:02 pm

Negotiate from a position of strength. Send out several transfer applications. If you're not willing to transfer, then why should your current school offer money to stay ?
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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Negotiate from a position of strength. Send out several transfer applications.


I applied to H and Columbia. Couldn't afford any other apps though.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby brose » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:53 pm

Even if you did send out apps, I wouldn't think that you would have any strength until you were accepted somewhere else but what do I know.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:56 pm

brose wrote:Even if you did send out apps, I wouldn't think that you would have any strength until you were accepted somewhere else but what do I know.


Yea I'm waiting for responses. I inquired about scholarships right before I put in my transfer apps.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby brose » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:45 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
brose wrote:Even if you did send out apps, I wouldn't think that you would have any strength until you were accepted somewhere else but what do I know.


Yea I'm waiting for responses. I inquired about scholarships right before I put in my transfer apps.


Oh sorry I was referring to Canadian's comment haha :)

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:12 pm

Starting to think I should try and get something or that I should've thrown a couple of transfer apps (even though I probably wouldn't have transferred). Paying sticker currently.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:13 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
brose wrote:Even if you did send out apps, I wouldn't think that you would have any strength until you were accepted somewhere else but what do I know.


Yea I'm waiting for responses. I inquired about scholarships right before I put in my transfer apps.


Well I just got into Harvard, so I guess I have leverage now.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:17 pm

Unfortunately, that may be overkill. Congratulations !

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby brose » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:56 am

queenlizzie13 wrote:Starting to think I should try and get something or that I should've thrown a couple of transfer apps (even though I probably wouldn't have transferred). Paying sticker currently.


Uh, yeah! I didn't throw out any apps and asked and got something. I think that may be pretty nontraditional, but it never hurts to try.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby brose » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:56 am

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Well I just got into Harvard, so I guess I have leverage now.


Well now you're just showing off ;) hahaha Congratulations!

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:41 am

brose wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Well I just got into Harvard, so I guess I have leverage now.


Well now you're just showing off ;) hahaha Congratulations!

Congrats!!

brose wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:Starting to think I should try and get something or that I should've thrown a couple of transfer apps (even though I probably wouldn't have transferred). Paying sticker currently.


Uh, yeah! I didn't throw out any apps and asked and got something. I think that may be pretty nontraditional, but it never hurts to try.

Well I tried. Did not work at all. I am applying to outside scholarship stuff so maybe I'll get lucky and get something.

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Re: Negotiating Scholarship After 1L

Postby brose » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:09 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:Well I tried. Did not work at all. I am applying to outside scholarship stuff so maybe I'll get lucky and get something.


Aw boo! Good luck!




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