Scholarships at GULC?

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby Currie84 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:55 am

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby Brucewaynegretzky » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:58 am

I actually just called them about this about five minutes ago... They said the yellow sheet is not out yet and that they don't know when it is. They won't start reviewing files until it does come out, but they still want the FAFSA and Need Access in by the second.

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby summertimechi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:21 pm

Is anyone else pissed off at this fucking april 1 deadline? It's honestly even more upsetting than my ridiculously low scholarship amount. Grr. GULC is really screwing me over.

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby Fup » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:26 pm

summertimechi wrote:Is anyone else pissed off at this fucking april 1 deadline? It's honestly even more upsetting than my ridiculously low scholarship amount. Grr. GULC is really screwing me over.


I was annoyed about it before I got the scholarship, but now it doesn't really bother me anymore, seeing that it is now incredibly unlikely I will attend.

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby summertimechi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:22 pm

Fup wrote:
summertimechi wrote:Is anyone else pissed off at this fucking april 1 deadline? It's honestly even more upsetting than my ridiculously low scholarship amount. Grr. GULC is really screwing me over.


I was annoyed about it before I got the scholarship, but now it doesn't really bother me anymore, seeing that it is now incredibly unlikely I will attend.

Yea...if only I were lucky enough to be sitting on a number of other great acceptances perhaps it would bother me less :(

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby doyleoil » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:27 pm

summertimechi wrote:
Fup wrote:
summertimechi wrote:Is anyone else pissed off at this fucking april 1 deadline? It's honestly even more upsetting than my ridiculously low scholarship amount. Grr. GULC is really screwing me over.


I was annoyed about it before I got the scholarship, but now it doesn't really bother me anymore, seeing that it is now incredibly unlikely I will attend.

Yea...if only I were lucky enough to be sitting on a number of other great acceptances perhaps it would bother me less :(


for me, michigan, ut, and vandy would all be preferable, but that's just me - ;)

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby summertimechi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:37 pm

doyleoil wrote:
summertimechi wrote:
Fup wrote:
summertimechi wrote:Is anyone else pissed off at this fucking april 1 deadline? It's honestly even more upsetting than my ridiculously low scholarship amount. Grr. GULC is really screwing me over.


I was annoyed about it before I got the scholarship, but now it doesn't really bother me anymore, seeing that it is now incredibly unlikely I will attend.

Yea...if only I were lucky enough to be sitting on a number of other great acceptances perhaps it would bother me less :(


for me, michigan, ut, and vandy would all be preferable, but that's just me - ;)

Haha, as soon as I posted that I knew someone would point those out. It's just that I've really been set on heading somewhere where I know I'd be happy living (i.e. big city life, diverse, not unbearably cold). Neither Nashville, Austin, nor Ann arbor fit the bill so I may have to just suck it up and sacrifice 3 yrs of my youth in a city I'll probably be miserable in. C'est la vie.

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby doyleoil » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:39 pm

summertimechi wrote:Haha, as soon as I posted that I knew someone would point those out. It's just that I've really been set on heading somewhere where I know I'd be happy living (i.e. big city life, diverse, not unbearably cold). Neither Nashville, Austin, nor Ann arbor fit the bill so I may have to just suck it up and sacrifice 3 yrs of my youth in a city I'll probably be miserable in. C'est la vie.


austin ftw! it's not just a cow-town, you know - :)

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby TheJackson6 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:06 pm

doyleoil wrote:
summertimechi wrote:Haha, as soon as I posted that I knew someone would point those out. It's just that I've really been set on heading somewhere where I know I'd be happy living (i.e. big city life, diverse, not unbearably cold). Neither Nashville, Austin, nor Ann arbor fit the bill so I may have to just suck it up and sacrifice 3 yrs of my youth in a city I'll probably be miserable in. C'est la vie.


austin ftw! it's not just a cow-town, you know - :)


+1. Austin is a really awesome city. Having spent significant time in both DC and Austin, I think Austin's more fun. All people in DC talk about is work and how super-influential they are, which gets wretchedly boring after a while.

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby packergirl13 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:56 pm

I got 25K a year and was reallllly hoping a full ride would bump GULC over HLS. Anybody know if they gave out any full rides this year?

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby yellowhighlighter » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:09 pm

packergirl13 wrote:I got 25K a year and was reallllly hoping a full ride would bump GULC over HLS. Anybody know if they gave out any full rides this year?



Congrats! what are your stats?

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby packergirl13 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:23 pm

Can you tell I'm new to this if I almost feel a little awkward answering that question? hahaha

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby yellowhighlighter » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:25 pm

packergirl13 wrote:Can you tell I'm new to this if I almost feel a little awkward answering that question? hahaha


haha, yup. you can always send a private message. (the pm button the bottom left)

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby packergirl13 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:35 pm

Haha thanks....I'm technologically challenged :wink:

Anyway, 180, 3.9ish.... Like HLS but loooove DC and was really hoping that I could justify going to Gtown instead.

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Postby legends159 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:45 pm

packergirl13 wrote:Haha thanks....I'm technologically challenged :wink:

Anyway, 180, 3.9ish.... Like HLS but loooove DC and was really hoping that I could justify going to Gtown instead.


you really can't. Enjoy Harvard and the lifetime benefits it entails :D

you can always work in DC after you graduate

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby illegalcheeser » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:27 pm

Just want to add to the commiseration. I was a quick auto-admit at GULC and they bombarded me with scholarship letters, only to offer me 5k. UVA is looking better every day

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby mllerustad » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:33 pm

This all makes me think that given their (apparent) financial situation, GULC should've just targeted a few high-stat-but-unlikely-HYS admittees with generous offers instead of lowballing most everyone. It seems pretty much everyone who got a GULC scholarship has at least one better prestige-to-money ratio option--and thus won't be taking it. If there was a year to slip out of the top 14, this might be it...

Or maybe the withdrawals will make for a de facto second round of scholarships?

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby packergirl13 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:43 pm

summertimechi wrote:
packergirl13 wrote:Haha thanks....I'm technologically challenged :wink:

Anyway, 180, 3.9ish.... Like HLS but loooove DC and was really hoping that I could justify going to Gtown instead.

WOW! First off congrats on those amazing stats!

Second, you'd be crazy to take anything less than YHS.

Third, you getting only 25K makes me think (or rather, makes me even more sure) GULC is in really bad shape with $ this year!

Fourth, I'm jealous...congrats again! :)


Thanks so much! I am a little disappointed about Gtown but you are very right that I am lucky to have other opportunities (as I'm sure all the amazing applicants who write on these things do)!

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby worldtraveler » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:43 am

mllerustad wrote:This all makes me think that given their (apparent) financial situation, GULC should've just targeted a few high-stat-but-unlikely-HYS admittees with generous offers instead of lowballing most everyone. It seems pretty much everyone who got a GULC scholarship has at least one better prestige-to-money ratio option--and thus won't be taking it. If there was a year to slip out of the top 14, this might be it...

Or maybe the withdrawals will make for a de facto second round of scholarships?


I was thinking the same thing. If this thread is any indication, not many people are going to accept and attend. It's too little money spread among too few people.

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby Fup » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:27 pm

worldtraveler wrote:
mllerustad wrote:This all makes me think that given their (apparent) financial situation, GULC should've just targeted a few high-stat-but-unlikely-HYS admittees with generous offers instead of lowballing most everyone. It seems pretty much everyone who got a GULC scholarship has at least one better prestige-to-money ratio option--and thus won't be taking it. If there was a year to slip out of the top 14, this might be it...

Or maybe the withdrawals will make for a de facto second round of scholarships?


I was thinking the same thing. If this thread is any indication, not many people are going to accept and attend. It's too little money spread among too few people.


I really hope Georgetown realizes this. Considering DC's cost of living, $10,000 a year hardly makes it more attractive than UVA (which I'm sure most scholarship recipients got or will get accepted to) at full price, and anything less than $10,000 is simply not going to change anyone's mind. I think they should use the money from the people who withdrew to double the offers of everyone else. Obviously I'd like to see the alternates helped, but handing them between $5,000 and $10,000 per year isn't going to entice them anymore than it will us.

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby legends159 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:32 pm

Reading through this thread and this song comes up on my ipod. Oh how very coincidental

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Re: Scholarships at GULC?

Postby caoyun » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:20 pm

Fup wrote:
worldtraveler wrote:
mllerustad wrote:This all makes me think that given their (apparent) financial situation, GULC should've just targeted a few high-stat-but-unlikely-HYS admittees with generous offers instead of lowballing most everyone. It seems pretty much everyone who got a GULC scholarship has at least one better prestige-to-money ratio option--and thus won't be taking it. If there was a year to slip out of the top 14, this might be it...

Or maybe the withdrawals will make for a de facto second round of scholarships?


I was thinking the same thing. If this thread is any indication, not many people are going to accept and attend. It's too little money spread among too few people.


I really hope Georgetown realizes this. Considering DC's cost of living, $10,000 a year hardly makes it more attractive than UVA (which I'm sure most scholarship recipients got or will get accepted to) at full price, and anything less than $10,000 is simply not going to change anyone's mind. I think they should use the money from the people who withdrew to double the offers of everyone else. Obviously I'd like to see the alternates helped, but handing them between $5,000 and $10,000 per year isn't going to entice them anymore than it will us.


I was thinking somewhat on these lines. Maybe its just wishful thinking, but it seems that GULC could use the scholarship process as a sort of weeding out process to see who really wants to go. Those who withdraw immediatly were only looking for big money. Maybe then they could re-allocate the money from those people to those who are genuinely interested. At least I can hope, as I still really like Georgetown. But 10,000 just isn't enough.

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