UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby dubster101 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:07 pm

For those of you who have applied for matching scholarships, are you writing the optional "Why Berkeley?" essay?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:23 pm

wowhio wrote:Just submitted Matching Scholarship request today. How long does it usually take to hear back?


People have been reporting three weeks to a month.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby isaiah1992 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:26 pm

dubster101 wrote:For those of you who have applied for matching scholarships, are you writing the optional "Why Berkeley?" essay?


I did & would say its a very good idea

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby wowhio » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:32 pm

dubster101 wrote:For those of you who have applied for matching scholarships, are you writing the optional "Why Berkeley?" essay?


I did.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:22 pm

Does anyone know whether they are less likely to grant you a matching scholarship if you've already received a regular scholarship?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby YouGoGlenCoCo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:36 pm

hellomellow wrote:Does anyone know whether they are less likely to grant you a matching scholarship if you've already received a regular scholarship?


In theory these are independently evaluated

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:41 pm

wowhio wrote:
dubster101 wrote:For those of you who have applied for matching scholarships, are you writing the optional "Why Berkeley?" essay?


I did.


I did, too. Didn't help. My matching scholarship was denied today :( so sad, even though I expected as much. Have regular scholarships started going out?? If I was denied the matching, does that mean I'm probably not getting any regular Berkeley scholarship, either?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:44 pm

Marshmallow wrote:
wowhio wrote:
dubster101 wrote:For those of you who have applied for matching scholarships, are you writing the optional "Why Berkeley?" essay?


I did.


I did, too. Didn't help. My matching scholarship was denied today :( so sad, even though I expected as much. Have regular scholarships started going out?? If I was denied the matching, does that mean I'm probably not getting any regular Berkeley scholarship, either?

Oh no! So sorry :(. When did you submit the matching request?

Regular scholarships have been rolling out (though I'm hoping they aren't done rolling them out). I would guess that if you were denied for matching, you probably wouldn't receive a regular one-but I hope I'm wrong!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby drumstickies » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:46 pm

Marshmallow wrote:
wowhio wrote:
dubster101 wrote:For those of you who have applied for matching scholarships, are you writing the optional "Why Berkeley?" essay?


I did.


I did, too. Didn't help. My matching scholarship was denied today :( so sad, even though I expected as much. Have regular scholarships started going out?? If I was denied the matching, does that mean I'm probably not getting any regular Berkeley scholarship, either?


Same here :/ I'm also curious about whether it's possible to receive a regular scholarship

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:50 pm

koalacity wrote:
Marshmallow wrote:
wowhio wrote:
dubster101 wrote:For those of you who have applied for matching scholarships, are you writing the optional "Why Berkeley?" essay?


I did.


I did, too. Didn't help. My matching scholarship was denied today :( so sad, even though I expected as much. Have regular scholarships started going out?? If I was denied the matching, does that mean I'm probably not getting any regular Berkeley scholarship, either?

Oh no! So sorry :(. When did you submit the matching request?

Regular scholarships have been rolling out (though I'm hoping they aren't done rolling them out). I would guess that if you were denied for matching, you probably wouldn't receive a regular one-but I hope I'm wrong!


I submitted about a week and a half ago. So it was a relatively quick turnaround. Maybe if you've been waiting longer, that's a good sign :)

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:52 pm

Jesus. I've been waiting for over a month for the response to the matching scholarship. Nothing yet. I wonder if it's because I waited till late March to finish my need-aid application.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:20 pm

I wonder if they have ran out of money -__-. Has anyone been successful in getting a matching scholarship that applied recently?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby YouGoGlenCoCo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:44 pm

hellomellow wrote:I wonder if they have ran out of money -__-. Has anyone been successful in getting a matching scholarship that applied recently?


Keep in mind that matching scholarships come with pretty tight windows for acceptance - one to two weeks. Anyone not accepting their matching scholarship in that window loses it, and this in turn frees up money for the rest of us.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:28 am

YouGoGlenCoCo wrote:
hellomellow wrote:I wonder if they have ran out of money -__-. Has anyone been successful in getting a matching scholarship that applied recently?


Keep in mind that matching scholarships come with pretty tight windows for acceptance - one to two weeks. Anyone not accepting their matching scholarship in that window loses it, and this in turn frees up money for the rest of us.


Officially making an announcement for people to not accept their matching scholarships and gimme their money!

Mine mine mine

My precious

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby wowhio » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:06 pm

People going to ASW: Would anyone be interested in a meet-up on Thursday night? I'm getting in Thursday early evening-ish, but too late to go to the diversity happy hour. If anyone's interested, I'd be down to do TLS drinks or something though, could be fun!

:D

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:12 pm

I'd be up for drinks. I think there is probably going to be a Bar Review somewhere though

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby dubster101 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:40 pm

wowhio wrote:People going to ASW: Would anyone be interested in a meet-up on Thursday night? I'm getting in Thursday early evening-ish, but too late to go to the diversity happy hour. If anyone's interested, I'd be down to do TLS drinks or something though, could be fun!

:D


Edit: oops, wrong thread.
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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:44 pm

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby wowhio » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:44 pm

aldiddy wrote:I'd be up for drinks. I think there is probably going to be a Bar Review somewhere though


Oh excellent.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:46 pm

why are there so few people in the FB group? seems pretty sparse

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby SlothManProphecy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:28 pm

wowhio wrote:People going to ASW: Would anyone be interested in a meet-up on Thursday night? I'm getting in Thursday early evening-ish, but too late to go to the diversity happy hour. If anyone's interested, I'd be down to do TLS drinks or something though, could be fun!

:D


I'm definitely down for some Thursday night TLS drinks

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:53 pm

Not to change the subject from ASW (which I'm totally pumped about)... But does anyone know if being accepted via FR decreases your chances of getting a matching scholarship?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby isaiah1992 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:54 pm

aldiddy wrote:Not to change the subject from ASW (which I'm totally pumped about)... But does anyone know if being accepted via FR decreases your chances of getting a matching scholarship?


I was accepted from FR and got a matching.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:09 pm

isaiah1992 wrote:
aldiddy wrote:Not to change the subject from ASW (which I'm totally pumped about)... But does anyone know if being accepted via FR decreases your chances of getting a matching scholarship?


I was accepted from FR and got a matching.


Awesome! This gives me hope :)

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby ashley82929 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:44 pm

I'm flying in to Oakland kind of late at night tomorrow. Considering I'm not used to big cities I'm pretty nervous (but excited!)




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