Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

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Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby notcool » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:40 pm

I'm a 1L. The scholarship I received to go to my school is not a named one (like Rubenstein) and not a full-ride, but still pretty substantial (40k per year). Is it okay to put this on my resume? And if so, how exactly would I go about wording it?

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stuckinthemiddle
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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:06 pm

[University] Merit Scholarship?

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby sparty99 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:12 pm

Yes. "Received/Awarded a merit scholarship" covering 80% of tuition

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby kryptix » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:07 am

Yes, I did this and it did get a few positive notes.

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:20 am

How do you phrase it if a scholarship is a set amount per year that isn't a nice even percentage of tuition (and the percentage will change as tuition rises anyway)?

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby sparty99 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:39 am

Put the set amount or the percentage by rounding based on the first-year. No one is really going to ask about the details of the scholarship. Don't over think this.

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby Skye » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:38 am

I only noted the name of the scholarship. If someone was interested enough in seeing what it entails, they could (easily found on the net, covering 2/3 of tuition and awarded after enrolling). I believe it looks impressive (but that’s just me).
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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:39 am

Skye wrote:I only noted the name of the scholarship. If someone was interested enough in seeing what it entails, they could (easily found on the net, covering 2/3 of tuition). I believe it looks impressive (but that’s just me).

The point of this thread is asking about scholarships that don't have names. Obviously if it has a name, that's the most elegant way to list it.

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby sparty99 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:44 am

Skye wrote:I only noted the name of the scholarship. If someone was interested enough in seeing what it entails, they could (easily found on the net, covering 2/3 of tuition and awarded after enrolling). I believe it looks impressive (but that’s just me).


No one is going to waste their time googling the details of the scholarship. You should put the details.

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby Uncle.Joe » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:33 pm

Ask career services. It would rub me the wrong way to see someones (unnamed) scholarship on their resume.

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby Agent » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:04 pm

I recommend including the rounded dollar amount, regardless of what Career Services might say.

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby SemperLegal » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:50 pm

For the most part all non-need based scholarships are named in some way (normally after a class or an alumni). I don't think putting a non-merit scholarship on a resume is a good idea.

If you look at your term bill, or ask financial aid, they will tell you where exactly the money comes from.

I put my UG scholarships on resumes before LS. One was the Class of 19xx scholarships and one was labeled as a Fellowship, which in my head sounds better.

I doubt it made any difference, and I omitted them for my legal job search.

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:57 pm

SemperLegal wrote:For the most part all non-need based scholarships are named in some way (normally after a class or an alumni). I don't think putting a non-merit scholarship on a resume is a good idea.

If you look at your term bill, or ask financial aid, they will tell you where exactly the money comes from.

I put my UG scholarships on resumes before LS. One was the Class of 19xx scholarships and one was labeled as a Fellowship, which in my head sounds better.

I doubt it made any difference, and I omitted them for my legal job search.
Mine says "NU Law School Scholarship." Could be $5 for all employers know.

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Re: Can I put my scholarship on my resume?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:11 pm

I say just list the generic scholarship and the percentage it covers. It's GOT to be called SOMETHING, find out. Like:

"Merit Scholarship Recipient (75% of Tuition)"

If it is only a set amount of cash......don't list the amount of cash. I don't know, that seems tacky. Just say "Partial" scholarship or something.




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