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merit based sholarship essays

Postby northwood » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:14 pm

I am debating writing a merit based scholarship essay for one of my targets. I would like to go to the school, and am above the 75% for gpa, and right at the 75% for lsat. Im assuming that if I dont write the scholarship essays, there is no way I can get one, but im owrried that if I end up writing a bad essay, it will hurt my chances at admission. How much of an impact, if any do these scholarship essays have on overall admission or rejection?

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Re: merit based sholarship essays

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:14 pm

I'd have to imagine that these essays marginally help because admissions people may infer that you're more serious about their school, based on the extra work you're putting in.

I really doubt that a poorly-written essay would ruin your chances at getting in a school when your numbers are that good, but you can probably make this whole issue much simpler by just writing a good essay.

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