Award description

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Award description

Postby Just » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:03 am

Cornell's e-app (7.Education) asks to decribe awards received.
1.For ** scholarship, should I describe it as "academic scholarship"?
The scholarship covers a year, but the question asks for the term it was received.
2. Should I put in a moot court competitioin prize and a prize duirng a legal workshop ( given that they are already covered in the resume)? If so, how to describe it?"competition prize"?
Thank you!

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Nova
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Re: Award description

Postby Nova » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:14 pm

Sure, include them...

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Re: Award description

Postby Dany » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:26 pm

Include both, and describe the scholarship however you want. I think I put something like:

Chancellor's Scholar (full-tuition scholarship, 2007-2011)
John Doe Basket-Weaving Award (academic scholarship, 2010-2011)

It doesn't matter, but just make sure it's clear what the award was because many don't make sense to someone unfamiliar with your undergrad.

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Re: Award description

Postby Just » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:48 am

Dany wrote:Include both, and describe the scholarship however you want. I think I put something like:

Chancellor's Scholar (full-tuition scholarship, 2007-2011)
John Doe Basket-Weaving Award (academic scholarship, 2010-2011)

It doesn't matter, but just make sure it's clear what the award was because many don't make sense to someone unfamiliar with your undergrad.


But how to decribe an award such as "outstanding student"
What's the word that has a more holistic meaning than "academic award"?

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Re: Award description

Postby Dany » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:53 am

Just wrote:
Dany wrote:Include both, and describe the scholarship however you want. I think I put something like:

Chancellor's Scholar (full-tuition scholarship, 2007-2011)
John Doe Basket-Weaving Award (academic scholarship, 2010-2011)

It doesn't matter, but just make sure it's clear what the award was because many don't make sense to someone unfamiliar with your undergrad.


But how to decribe an award such as "outstanding student"
What's the word that has a more holistic meaning than "academic award"?

What?

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Re: Award description

Postby Ruxin1 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:01 am

Just wrote:
Dany wrote:Include both, and describe the scholarship however you want. I think I put something like:

Chancellor's Scholar (full-tuition scholarship, 2007-2011)
John Doe Basket-Weaving Award (academic scholarship, 2010-2011)

It doesn't matter, but just make sure it's clear what the award was because many don't make sense to someone unfamiliar with your undergrad.


But how to decribe an award such as "outstanding student"
What's the word that has a more holistic meaning than "academic award"?


Do not include gold stars on your law school app. HTH

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Re: Award description

Postby Just » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:28 am

The questions are "awarded to you", so I should not mention awards that are given to a team I was in? Such as best memo prize for a moot court competition?

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Re: Award description

Postby Dany » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:31 am

If you were on the team, you got the award. List it.




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