Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

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Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Philza » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:33 pm

Hey TLS family
I'm gonna be very straight forward: I'm a white jewish new york city guy going to Fordham Law next year. I got in the low 160's on my LSAT, I have a 3.85 GPA.
Are there any outside merit or otherwise-based scholarships I can apply for?

I happen to be a pretty good writer if that info helps...
Please let me know if there's any more info I can share which can be helpful!
TIA

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby lymenheimer » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:00 pm

Yea. The LSAT scholarship. Unfortunately it's a test, but if you do really well you can get great outcomes. Hth

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby pipipipi » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:14 pm

lymenheimer wrote:Yea. The LSAT scholarship. Unfortunately it's a test, but if you do really well you can get great outcomes. Hth


What's the LSAT scholarship? Can you provide a link or something? Much appreciated!

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Philza » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:17 pm

pipipipi wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:Yea. The LSAT scholarship. Unfortunately it's a test, but if you do really well you can get great outcomes. Hth


What's the LSAT scholarship? Can you provide a link or something? Much appreciated!

He's being a wiseass. He's saying to do well on the LSAT and the school will give you a better scholarship. Not helpful.

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby ZVBXRPL » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:39 pm

check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Philza » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:41 pm

ZVBXRPL wrote:check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

Thanks! They're giving me $20,000 a year.

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby CPA-->JD » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Philza wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

Thanks! They're giving me $20,000 a year.

Step 1) Take June Lsat
2) Score higher
3) Ask for more money

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Philza » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:58 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:
Philza wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

Thanks! They're giving me $20,000 a year.

Step 1) Take June Lsat
2) Score higher
3) Ask for more money

Thanks, but that's not an option.

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Philza » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:11 pm

Anyone else have any ideas?

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:32 am

Philza wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
Philza wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

Thanks! They're giving me $20,000 a year.

Step 1) Take June Lsat
2) Score higher
3) Ask for more money

Thanks, but that's not an option.


This is actually the only real option you have to realistically increase you scholarship by more than $500-1000. And it's always an option. If you choose not to avail yourself of it, that's your choice. But as things currently stand, the only thing that will make Fordham a prudent financial decision is getting your LSAT into a range that will get you a better scholarship offer from the school.

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Mikey » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:17 am

Philza wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
Philza wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

Thanks! They're giving me $20,000 a year.

Step 1) Take June Lsat
2) Score higher
3) Ask for more money

Thanks, but that's not an option.

Why is it not an option?

20k/yr from Fordham isn't that much and will leave you in tons of debt.

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Philza » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:49 am

Mikey wrote:
Philza wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
Philza wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

Thanks! They're giving me $20,000 a year.

Step 1) Take June Lsat
2) Score higher
3) Ask for more money

Thanks, but that's not an option.

Why is it not an option?

20k/yr from Fordham isn't that much and will leave you in tons of debt.

I wish it was an option, but that would force me to take a year off, which I can't afford to do now. I would love to, but considering other things going on in my life, it just isn't possible

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby CPA-->JD » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:53 am

Philza wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Philza wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
Philza wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

Thanks! They're giving me $20,000 a year.

Step 1) Take June Lsat
2) Score higher
3) Ask for more money

Thanks, but that's not an option.

Why is it not an option?

20k/yr from Fordham isn't that much and will leave you in tons of debt.

I wish it was an option, but that would force me to take a year off, which I can't afford to do now. I would love to, but considering other things going on in my life, it just isn't possible

Who said anything about taking a year off? I know someone who got in with a sizable scholarship in July last year. You are already in so just take the test for the leverage it can give you.

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Philza » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:04 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:
Philza wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Philza wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
Philza wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:check out Hebrew free Loan Society in a month or two. they will be updating with some scholarships you can apply for.

What did Fordham give you $ wise?

Thanks! They're giving me $20,000 a year.

Step 1) Take June Lsat
2) Score higher
3) Ask for more money

Thanks, but that's not an option.

Why is it not an option?

20k/yr from Fordham isn't that much and will leave you in tons of debt.

I wish it was an option, but that would force me to take a year off, which I can't afford to do now. I would love to, but considering other things going on in my life, it just isn't possible

Who said anything about taking a year off? I know someone who got in with a sizable scholarship in July last year. You are already in so just take the test for the leverage it can give you.

The june test can make a difference for me? I had no idea. I'm going to look into doing that then. Thanks!!

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Re: Fordham Law- Applying for outside scholarships

Postby Mikey » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:06 pm

Philza wrote:The june test can make a difference for me? I had no idea. I'm going to look into doing that then. Thanks!!

if you do well on the June test, you could potentially use it to negotiate more money. But if you do way better than expected, you might want to think about reapplying for better options at better schools.




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