Mrs. O'Hara wrote:Cheers to my first TLS post
As an ED applicant to a T14 (not Michigan), I was not expecting any money. Just imagine the happy dance my neighbors witnessed on my living room after I got a 69k scholarship. I have mediocre numbers and did not cure cancer otherwise I obviously wouldn’t have applied ED. The situation is so ridiculous that if I had posted this on the school thread, people would probably have called me a fake as my scholarship is not so different from the offers RD applicants with better numbers are getting.
I’m just curious as why would a school give money to someone who applied ED? Not that I’m complaining but it just goes against everything I’ve read here on TLS.
it is really hard to say without more data (you) and data-points (other people). Some school, e.g. NU, offer scholarships as part of the ED program to incentivize people to apply ED. Having greater amounts of data and commitments early is really a boon in admissions (AND, in respect to some of the other posts, until a school has a good deal of data they often go very slowly with bubble candidates, hence the long waits).
In your case, maybe you are just that awesome?