Why X and scholarships

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MachineLemon
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Why X and scholarships

Postby MachineLemon » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:43 pm

Any advice on the best way to write a "Why X" statement with an eye towards a named scholarship (no separate app)? Don't want to overstate my interest and lose money, but I don't want to get waitlisted due to YP. Basically, the school has an excellent scholarship program and is close to my home, but at sticker I will probably get better offers. Thanks!

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Re: Why X and scholarships

Postby Opie » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:58 am

TylerM wrote:Any advice on the best way to write a "Why X" statement with an eye towards a named scholarship (no separate app)? Don't want to overstate my interest and lose money, but I don't want to get waitlisted due to YP. Basically, the school has an excellent scholarship program and is close to my home, but at sticker I will probably get better offers. Thanks!


I have a similar situation. I probably wouldn't go to a certain school without a certain named scholarship. I'm way above that school's numbers, but they only hand out 5 of these per year.

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Re: Why X and scholarships

Postby Kabuo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:39 pm

Is he allowed to mention the scholarship in the app? Especially if that's the main reason he's applying (you know, the most honest answer to the Why X?).




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