New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

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New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby Trig » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:46 am

Can anybody shed some details on the Cafaro? Is it being offered this cycle, criteria, etc.?

Thanks!

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:58 am

Just looking here at the website it appears that it is a completely need based scholarship:

-4 students will receive it the first year
-3 students in subsequent years for a total of 22 students
-The class of 2016 was the first to receive it
-Student's will attend law school at no expense

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/jdjour ... holarships

HTH

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby 90convoy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:59 am

It looks like some, if not a lot of it, is based on financial need.

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:08 pm

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:12 pm

Would we apply for this with our regular app or after we are already admitted?

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:15 pm

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby 90convoy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:17 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Basically, the Cafaro will be for students that meet two criteria:
1) They have demonstrated financial need
2) They have demonstrated outstanding performance (GPA / LSAT)

Accordingly, if you've got a killer LSAT / GPA combo but your family is part of the middle-class (or above), then you are most likely out of luck. Similarly, if you are a poor person with an LSAT / GPA combination that was barely enough to get you admitted, chances are that you are also out of luck.

Combine this with the fact that, as jrsbaseball5 already mentioned, only 3 students (4 for the first year) will be receiving this award each year and you are basically looking at a very slim chance of actually getting this scholarship.



Do you know what the cut off for the need of financial aid would be? I'd assume it's based upon household income. If so do you know what the cut off would be?

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:19 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:Would we apply for this with our regular app or after we are already admitted?

UChicago wrote:Incoming students cannot apply for the Cafaro scholarship, which will be awarded based on both financial need and merit.


I saw that but wasn't entirely sure what it meant. How would they know what our financial need is then? Is it based on FAFSA?

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:10 pm

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:11 pm

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Re: New Cafaro Scholarship at UChicago

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:23 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
90convoy wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:Basically, the Cafaro will be for students that meet two criteria:
1) They have demonstrated financial need
2) They have demonstrated outstanding performance (GPA / LSAT)

Accordingly, if you've got a killer LSAT / GPA combo but your family is part of the middle-class (or above), then you are most likely out of luck. Similarly, if you are a poor person with an LSAT / GPA combination that was barely enough to get you admitted, chances are that you are also out of luck.

Combine this with the fact that, as jrsbaseball5 already mentioned, only 3 students (4 for the first year) will be receiving this award each year and you are basically looking at a very slim chance of actually getting this scholarship.



Do you know what the cut off for the need of financial aid would be? I'd assume it's based upon household income. If so do you know what the cut off would be?

No idea... I am not sure if there is a hard "cut-off" or how this stuff works, and I don't think that information is readily available when it comes to special scholarships like this either. :|


lol all I know is that if I get it, I'll be hard-pressed to go anywhere else




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