Should you include your merit-based scholarship on resume?

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PrayingforHYS
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Should you include your merit-based scholarship on resume?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:06 pm

If I'm making a resume for law school applications, is it appropriate to include the merit-based scholarship you received prior to enrolling in the "Honors" section?

For example:

"Awarded the XXXX scholarship for $80,000 over 4 years due to academic achievements"

or something similar? Thanks.

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Re: Should you include your merit-based scholarship on resume?

Postby 2014 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:09 pm

I think it's okay if you are at that school using it and its a named scholarship. For example if your 2nd choice UG awarded you a scholarship and you didn't attend, that probably wouldn't be cool to list, and if your scholarship is simply a general scholarship out of the scholarship fund, much the way that law school $$$ works, then it won't have the same effect.

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Re: Should you include your merit-based scholarship on resume?

Postby Kabuo » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:09 pm

I was leaning toward not doing this, since it's pretty much a high school achievement. The scholly was included in the resume template on TLS's resume section though, so I decided to include mine.

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Re: Should you include your merit-based scholarship on resume?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:16 pm

Kabuo wrote:I was leaning toward not doing this, since it's pretty much a high school achievement. The scholly was included in the resume template on TLS's resume section though, so I decided to include mine.


Yeah, my hesitation to include it is basically because, as you said, it's a high school achievement. Granted, you can have it taken away for poor grades, but I'm not sure whether including it is helpful to them or not. It *is* an academic honor in some regard

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Re: Should you include your merit-based scholarship on resume?

Postby Kabuo » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:22 pm

I figured it couldn't hurt more than my 3.2 LSAC GPA, and it might actually help. You know, if they think the fact that I had good grades in HS combined with a good LSAT means I can be a good law student after all.

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Re: Should you include your merit-based scholarship on resume?

Postby Hedwig » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:39 am

I think I'm going to throw mine on there, mainly because it is a "renewable" scholarship contingent on GPA (A/A- average). In the sense that it's renewable, it was more like four scholarships at x amount rather than one at full amount.

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Re: Should you include your merit-based scholarship on resume?

Postby voice of reason » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:28 am

yes yes 1000 times yes

Any undergrad scholarship goes on your resume.




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