Can you please review my scholarship negotiation letter?

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Can you please review my scholarship negotiation letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:18 pm

Just got admitted to GULC, a much better school than I currently go to. I go to a T2, ranked 50-59, and am paying sticker price. I am going to try and negotiate a scholarship with my current school. This is the letter I am planning on sending them. Good idea? Bad idea? Any comments or suggestions? Thanks in advanced, you guys, and especially to "Hutz_and_Goodman" - I Ctrl-C'd most of the stuff you suggested I say.



I love the University of T2, and I want to continue my legal education here. I have developed strong relationships with all of my professors, the study body, and the community. Once I graduate, I will be a great representative of this school.
Unfortunately I understand that law school is, at the end of the day, a financial investment. Although almost sixty percent of my class received merit-based scholarships, I will be paying over forty thousand dollars per year in tuition alone over the next two years. Since matriculation I have already proven my legal aptitude, by earning perfect marks in all of my doctrinal classes and being the only student in the 1L class to earn multiple CALI awards. I am, however, beginning to second guess the viability of my investment. It is a tough job market.
Today I was admitted as a transfer to Georgetown University. Although Georgetown is a bit more expensive in tuition, I will be able to move back in with my parents for the remainder of law school. I want to stay here. I love this city, I love this school, and if University of T2 can help make it work financially, I will not only commit to stay here, I will do anything and everything I can to add to the professional reputation and prestige of 2L.

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Re: Can you please review my scholarship negotiation letter?

Postby Uncle.Joe » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:49 am

Honestly I don't understand law students. Why don't you talk to your dean of students/admissions. Frame it as reaching out for advice about what you should do. Sending a your school isn't that great can I have some money may work but will leave a bad taste in the administration's mouth. Honestly if they can/want to give you money they will likely offer.

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Re: Can you please review my scholarship negotiation letter?

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:05 pm

Uncle.Joe wrote:Honestly I don't understand law students. Why don't you talk to your dean of students/admissions. Frame it as reaching out for advice about what you should do. Sending a your school isn't that great can I have some money may work but will leave a bad taste in the administration's mouth. Honestly if they can/want to give you money they will likely offer.


+1. Either frame it as reaching out for advice, or be straight up with the admissions/financial aid deans and ask (demand) that they give you a full ride. "I've come to love this school, but I cannot pass up the opportunity to attend Georgetown considering it will cost the same as staying here."




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