dresden doll wrote: shepdawg wrote:
pegleg wrote:Was that expressly stated in your scholarship letter?
"In the event that I transfer or withdraw from California Western, or do not take the California Bar as stated above, I understand that the scholarship will revert to a loan, retroactive to the date I enrolled, and I must repay the loan in full plus interest."
Wow. Would never attend a school that did such a thing. That's really crappy.
That's pretty bad. If one of the purposes of the scholarship is to attract qualified (LSAT/GPA/URM) students and up the profile, they're profiting and you're getting nothing. The only situation I can see this being acceptable is if it's a specifically targeted PI/regional scholarship of some sort...and even then, UGH. Probably conditioned that way because of very limited funds and a need to build an alumni network, I don't know...
Case has a line about having to participate in fundraising activities including interviews, emails and phone calls, but apparently they don't actually require it of very many recipients. I can't say I care about that - I almost expect it. Most of the schools I applied to had students recruited to answer questions for me. As long as they don't stuff answers in my mouth, who cares? It's a lot of money. If there was a 'no transfer' or 'must take Ohio bar exam' or something like that in my scholarship, it would be an absolute deal breaker. In fact, the word 'loan' would be. I don't see that as an entitlement - I am happy to give my time and effort to inform people about the same opportunities that were given to me - I see it as plain old reality...
This is as someone whose undergrad scholarship was revoked because I had the gall to win a major award that had me leave the country for a year for study, thus violating the 'must be CONSECUTIVELY ENROLLED IN A XXXX UNIVERSITY PROGRAM for four years' clause. I begged and pleaded, especially since my university had no remotely comparable program of its own in that area of study...no dice. What exactly did they lose? Nothing. But they had an opening to recover dollars, and they took it. Don't ever give anyone that opening.