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Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:21 pm
by TexasENG
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Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:46 pm
by Skool
TexasENG wrote:Do people out of undergrad for several years have success getting into the Anbryce program? I'm ~5 years out and have a fairly successful career now, but going into law is something that is a completely different experience. I think the program would be really beneficial as I don't have any lawyers / college educated people in my family.
Plenty people in AB have work experience between college and law school. Plenty don't. I don't think the mere fact of taking time off between college and law school will make a difference.

TexasENG wrote:Do you know of anyone who has done AnBryce and gone to Texas? I'm not committed to returning to Texas but would like to keep the door open when I go to law school.
We have at least one Texas AnBrycer who has successfully graduated and begun a career in Texas in the last three years. It's possible to come to NYU, harness the benefits of AnBryce, and still keep Texas options on the table.

TexasENG wrote:A lot of my personal statement is about growing up and overcoming my situation as a first gen college student. It is very similar to what I plan on writing for my AnBryce scholarship application. Do you think that talking about it twice might hurt me?
My approach was to talk about something different in each essay. There was thematic overlap in each of my essays, but there were different illustrations and stories in each essay. My recommendation is to not miss an opportunity to show different ways you're interesting. One essay could be about growing up in a single parent family and the sacrifices everyone had to make; another essay could be about how your legal education can allow you to give back to your community.

The advantage of mixing it up is that the Admissions committee and the scholarship committee can each learn more about you. Both the scholarship committee and the admissions committee can read your personal statement and your anbryce essay. Based on my interview, I had questions originating from both essays.

Just one man's opinion.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:33 pm
by Anastasia Dee Dualla
Skool wrote:
TexasENG wrote:Do people out of undergrad for several years have success getting into the Anbryce program? I'm ~5 years out and have a fairly successful career now, but going into law is something that is a completely different experience. I think the program would be really beneficial as I don't have any lawyers / college educated people in my family.
Plenty people in AB have work experience between college and law school. Plenty don't. I don't think the mere fact of taking time off between college and law school will make a difference.

TexasENG wrote:Do you know of anyone who has done AnBryce and gone to Texas? I'm not committed to returning to Texas but would like to keep the door open when I go to law school.
We have at least one Texas AnBrycer who has successfully graduated and begun a career in Texas in the last three years. It's possible to come to NYU, harness the benefits of AnBryce, and still keep Texas options on the table.

TexasENG wrote:A lot of my personal statement is about growing up and overcoming my situation as a first gen college student. It is very similar to what I plan on writing for my AnBryce scholarship application. Do you think that talking about it twice might hurt me?
My approach was to talk about something different in each essay. There was thematic overlap in each of my essays, but there were different illustrations and stories in each essay. My recommendation is to not miss an opportunity to show different ways you're interesting. One essay could be about growing up in a single parent family and the sacrifices everyone had to make; another essay could be about how your legal education can allow you to give back to your community.

The advantage of mixing it up is that the Admissions committee and the scholarship committee can each learn more about you. Both the scholarship committee and the admissions committee can read your personal statement and your anbryce essay. Based on my interview, I had questions originating from both essays.

Just one man's opinion.


Agreed on most items above. I will note however that I used the same subject matter for all three of my essays and still received the scholarship.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:06 pm
by TexasENG
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Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:27 pm
by badgalriri9
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Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:31 am
by jessuan
I'm currently writing my essay for the AnBryce and was just wondering what advice you all might? i.e. is it ok to talk about the same topic as my personal statement, or should i choose different topics? anything you guys think shouldn't/should be mentioned? etc etc.

I personally discussed more of the obstacles I've overcome in my personal statement so is it ok to focus the essay on more how i exemplify the values of an AnBryce scholar or what do you think?

Really just looking for any advice you might have gotten/looking back now you wish you had known.

Thanks!

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:12 am
by calpolisci2016
This program sounds amazing and life changing. But if we don't get selected, are there alternatives to the program? Honestly from reading this thread, I find the network and mentoring more valuable than the full ride. How can I make use of such a network without being a recipient?

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:08 pm
by condensation
jessuan wrote:I'm currently writing my essay for the AnBryce and was just wondering what advice you all might? i.e. is it ok to talk about the same topic as my personal statement, or should i choose different topics? anything you guys think shouldn't/should be mentioned? etc etc.

I personally discussed more of the obstacles I've overcome in my personal statement so is it ok to focus the essay on more how i exemplify the values of an AnBryce scholar or what do you think?

Really just looking for any advice you might have gotten/looking back now you wish you had known.

Thanks!

I would try to create as complete of a picture of yourself as you can. I think you have the right idea. Mention the obstacles you've overcome (and don't hold back or be shy when doing so), but also pull in other parts of your character/accomplishments while you have the additional space to do so. I think they review and consider your entire application (the interview led me to believe they had read all my essays and LORs-not 100% on this tho), so I wouldn't just rewrite your PS for your AnBryce essay.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:14 pm
by Anastasia Dee Dualla
calpolisci2016 wrote:This program sounds amazing and life changing. But if we don't get selected, are there alternatives to the program? Honestly from reading this thread, I find the network and mentoring more valuable than the full ride. How can I make use of such a network without being a recipient?


I think it would be tricky to make use of the network without being a recipient because so much of the network is taken advantage of through AB specific programming.

That being said, as long as you can form a cohesive group (say through SEO) you could make your own network and just hustle to meet folks at the school.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:17 pm
by BrittanyJeream
Checking in!
Holy moly have I been looking for a resource like this for months. I'm so happy to have found it! Thank you to all the current and former ABers answering questions and providing info. Y'all are doing the lord's work.

I submitted my application to NYU last week, and I'm now "under review." Do we have any idea whether or not first gen COLLEGE students get any special consideration or is that not considered at all?

Also, any guesses as to how many students typically apply for AB each year?

Thanks again! <3

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:48 pm
by calpolisci2016
Is it possible we will get accepted into NYU and then find out we are eligible for AB much later? For example, someone can get accepted in December, but finds out they are a AB finalist in February

Or do recipients find out they're admitted to NYU AND are finalists at the same time?

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:27 pm
by BrittanyJeream
calpolisci2016 wrote:Is it possible we will get accepted into NYU and then find out we are eligible for AB much later? For example, someone can get accepted in December, but finds out they are a AB finalist in February

Or do recipients find out they're admitted to NYU AND are finalists at the same time?


It seems like you don't find out if you're a finalist until February. I could be wrong; i'm applying this cycle.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:31 pm
by Anastasia Dee Dualla
BrittanyJeream wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:Is it possible we will get accepted into NYU and then find out we are eligible for AB much later? For example, someone can get accepted in December, but finds out they are a AB finalist in February

Or do recipients find out they're admitted to NYU AND are finalists at the same time?


It seems like you don't find out if you're a finalist until February. I could be wrong; i'm applying this cycle.


This is correct. You find out you are finalist after you are accepted.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:38 pm
by BrittanyJeream
Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:
BrittanyJeream wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:Is it possible we will get accepted into NYU and then find out we are eligible for AB much later? For example, someone can get accepted in December, but finds out they are a AB finalist in February

Or do recipients find out they're admitted to NYU AND are finalists at the same time?


It seems like you don't find out if you're a finalist until February. I could be wrong; i'm applying this cycle.


This is correct. You find out you are finalist after you are accepted.


Thank you for that confirmation :)

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:41 am
by studyingeveryday
I know they consider us for AnBryce only after we actually get accepted, but I was wondering: will admissions read our AnBryce essay, thus also using the essay as a factor in our admissions, or do they not even read it and leave it for the AnBryce committee?

Thank you!

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:53 am
by Anastasia Dee Dualla
studyingeveryday wrote:I know they consider us for AnBryce only after we actually get accepted, but I was wondering: will admissions read our AnBryce essay, thus also using the essay as a factor in our admissions, or do they not even read it and leave it for the AnBryce committee?

Thank you!


No idea. I assume they read all supplemental material though.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:39 pm
by call-me-bubbles
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Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:00 am
by whitecollar23
A friend of mine is applying to NYU and working on the essay. It says that it's supposed to be 1-page and 500-750 words. I assume that unlike the personal statement, they expect the AnBryce essay to be single spaced?

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:39 pm
by TexasENG
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Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:54 pm
by theothercat
Checking in for AnBryce 2K17. Could not be more excited.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:55 pm
by tlee13
Also checking in! Absolutely floored by the fact that I'm a finalist!

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:07 pm
by windber37
Checking in as well. Congrats to all of the finalists!

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:23 pm
by misiaczek
Congrats finalists! There are a few of us current ABers lurking around on here if you have any questions about the process. Feel free to message also.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:16 pm
by tlee13
I had a fairly specific question regarding my situation:

I'm going to NYU either way; I applied early admission thinking it was the only way I was getting in (a decision I'm now regretting as I'm looking at financial aid possibilities). Would you all say this puts me at a disadvantage? Just seems to me they could easily use these spots to leverage others away from HYSC.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:22 pm
by Tr3
tlee13 wrote:I had a fairly specific question regarding my situation:

I'm going to NYU either way; I applied early admission thinking it was the only way I was getting in (a decision I'm now regretting as I'm looking at financial aid possibilities). Would you all say this puts me at a disadvantage? Just seems to me they could easily use these spots to leverage others away from HYSC.


I'm not sure how much it plays into the calculous, BUT, there have been several people in the past that were selected as scholars after having been accepted under ED. So it is possible.