Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

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Re: Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby Nova » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:35 pm

Thanks, 2014. I agree.

(Updated the OP with what schools are missing.)

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Re: Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby No13baby » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:49 am

Good standing at Vanderbilt.

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Re: Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:51 am

To clarify on RU-C, here are the awards I received (initial offer, unsolicited updated offer, final offer after negotiation):

$12k @ top 25%, $8k /yr if less than top 25% but higher than 3.0 GPA after first year
$20k @ top 25%, $10k /yr if less than top 25% but higher than 3.0 GPA after first year
Full scholly @ top 40%, $10k /yr if less than top 40% but higher than 3.0 GPA after first year

They were unwilling to negotiate beyond this. I'm told that the "vast majority" of students with scholarships keep their scholarship, but who knows what that means coming from a school that says "many top students" get biglaw when only about 5% of the class gets it.

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Re: Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby nu501 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:22 am

Loyola Chicago has a 2.0 GPA stipulation to their $20,000 merit scholarship.

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Re: Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:35 am

To be more specific for Drake: Top 35% for full renewal/top 40% for half renewal/top 50% for ten percent renewal.

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Re: Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:48 am

westbayguy wrote:for those schools that have GPA or class standing requirements, you might want to know if there is a mandatory curve and what it is (iin addition to stacking)
stacked sections may be the most disgusting thing ever

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby Nova » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:56 pm

Thanks for the updates everyone.

I agree JMJ. Section stacking is really messed up.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:59 pm

Add that Tulane's curve is a 3.25 (top 75%) - so it won't be orange.

Mississippi College is top 20%.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby presh » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:03 pm

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Re: Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby manofjustice » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:04 pm

dingbat wrote:Savannah law: top 1/3
LSAT GPA. Scholly
153+. 3.0+. 100%
153+. 2.5+. 75%
150+. 3.0+. 75%
150+. 2.5+. 50%
148+. 3.0+. 50%


Ha, you got the email too.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby Nova » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:10 pm

Added and fixed. Thanks Aberzombie and Presh.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby emkay625 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:22 pm

Texas is none/good academic standing.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby BmoreOrLess » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:41 pm

Saw this thread late, but Alabama's initial offer is top 40%, but it seemed like many people got it down to 50%, and I actually got it to 3.0 (their median is something like 3.3 if I remember correctly). They also don't totally eliminate your scholarship, just reduce it to like $10k if you miss the cutoff.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby Nova » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Thanks Emkay and Bmore

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby dproduct » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:50 pm

+1000 love you for this

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby ks2499 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:13 pm

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby JXander » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:17 pm

This is great, thanks so much.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby Younks » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:32 am

I can tell you, I had scholarship offers from DePaul and Kent with no stipulations besides good academic standing, for the class of 2016 (the one that started this August), which is to the contrary of what has been posted previously on here. Perhaps some students have stipulations and others don't? Southern Illinois University (SIU for Google purposes) has a 2.8 requirement which works out to 45-55%.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:47 am

WM's offer to me was good academic standing only. I think the GPA requirement + 8-10 hours a week is a fellowship requirement. If you get a merit scholarship, there are no stips besides not failing out.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby HYSenberg » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:37 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:WM's offer to me was good academic standing only. I think the GPA requirement + 8-10 hours a week is a fellowship requirement. If you get a merit scholarship, there are no stips besides not failing out.


Interesting. W&M said that I had to maintain a B average.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:15 pm

this is all data from my cycle (c/o 15).

Im down to update it after finals

I know iowa no longer has their top third stttip for instance.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby AT9 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:39 pm

HYSenberg wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:WM's offer to me was good academic standing only. I think the GPA requirement + 8-10 hours a week is a fellowship requirement. If you get a merit scholarship, there are no stips besides not failing out.


Interesting. W&M said that I had to maintain a B average.


Yeah, mine did as well. But the retention data shows that like 1-2 out of like 40 students had their scholarships reduced or eliminated in each of the last couple years, so it must not be that bad.

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:16 pm

Maybe I'm confused, I'll dig out the letter and check

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Re: Merit Scholarship Stipulation Compilation

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:38 am

thanks for this!




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