Getting more scholarship $$$$

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chitown825
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Getting more scholarship $$$$

Postby chitown825 » Mon May 24, 2010 1:25 pm

Hey all,

I'm a rising 2L currently in the top 10% at a T2. I'm on $16k scholarship requiring I maintain a 3.1, whereas I've maintained a 3.62.

I want as much money as I can possibly get! Does anybody have any experience with this stuff?

(I don't want to hear the "apply for transfer" answer; I already know about it)

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Re: Getting more scholarship $$$$

Postby tesoro » Mon May 24, 2010 1:33 pm

You don't sound like you want to hear about it, but if you apply to transfer (without the intent to ever follow through) and get into a significantly better school, you can lever it into more money at your home institution.

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mikeytwoshoes
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Re: Getting more scholarship $$$$

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 24, 2010 1:47 pm

Apply for transfer.

chitown825
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Re: Getting more scholarship $$$$

Postby chitown825 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:05 pm

You guys are really bad at following directions. I clearly said I already knew about that option. I'm looking for some additional options.

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Re: Getting more scholarship $$$$

Postby tesoro » Mon May 24, 2010 2:14 pm

chitown825 wrote:You guys are really bad at following directions. I clearly said I already knew about that option. I'm looking for some additional options.


You're pretty bad at following directions too, since you're ignoring your best option.

Look for named merit-based scholarships for high achieving 1Ls at your school and apply for them.

I'm not sure what outside of the obvious you're looking for here. There's no golden solution, and money doesn't come out of thin air. It's a business decision for the school - why would they pay a student they already have? One great reason would be to not lose that student. If you can come up with an alternative reason why a school might pay you to stay I would be shocked.

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Re: Getting more scholarship $$$$

Postby clintonius » Mon May 24, 2010 2:16 pm

I hear there's this thing you can do where you ask to get into a higher-ranked school and then when you do the school you are at will give you money to stay but I'm not sure if anybody's mentioned this I didn't really read the th

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Re: Getting more scholarship $$$$

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mikeytwoshoes
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Re: Getting more scholarship $$$$

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 24, 2010 2:53 pm

chitown825 wrote:You guys are really bad at following directions. I clearly said I already knew about that option. I'm looking for some additional options.

We were saying that the directions suck.

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Re: Getting more scholarship $$$$

Postby dslslave » Mon May 24, 2010 5:36 pm

OP, I am in the same boat as you. I received a half-tuition scholly requiring only a 2.6 to maintain, and I achieved far higher than that. I am also very curious when is the right time to contact the administration about negotiating your scholarship. Too early and it could be forgotten, too late and they might be out of money. What do you all think? I'm probably late already on this.

Would you guys say that using the threat of transferring MANDATES that you apply to another school and be ready to transfer?

Personally, I love my current school. However, I know I can get into the best state school, which would also be around the same price. Do I need to actually be accepted for transfer before I can ask for more $$$? Or can I just tell them that I am seriously considering a transfer, and that because my ranking is high, I would undoubtedly be accepted?

Any input on timing and/or transfer apps would be appreciated.




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