S.Picquery wrote:Anonymous Ivy Grad wrote:I'm very interested to hear if anyone has been successful in getting UVA to reconsider and/or increase a scholarship award this year.
I tried to negotiate my scholarship and got a very nice email telling me they won't be able to increase it. It's not clear to me whether that means that UVA isn't negotiating with anyone, or whether they're just choosing not to negotiate with me (either because of the scholarship offer I showed them or because of who they need in next year's class).
They are considering upping certain schollies after the deposit deadline, but not for many. The way it was put to me in-person was "the scholarship committee has gone home until then." So unless something about your app has changed, I doubt they'll negotiate right now. Although, I would wait til a day or two before the deposit deadline, because that's when they start to hustle again.
Just to add to this - I emailed Grace today to ask if there's any chance to negotiate a scholarship increase, and was told (1) UVA's policy is not to negotiate scholarships, and (2) the scholarship committee has spent its budget for the year. This could explain why they're waiting until after the deposit deadline to reallocate scholarship money.