Any success with Berkeley matching scholarship program?

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Kronk
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Any success with Berkeley matching scholarship program?

Postby Kronk » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:51 pm

Just curious if anyone has had success sending in an offer. Essentially I am deciding whether or not I'll be writing the extra essay Penn requires for scholarships, considering that I know I won't attend.

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Re: Any success with Berkeley matching scholarship program?

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:31 pm

From what I've heard, it's rather difficult to get a matching offer at Boalt.

I, too, am looking for anecdotes. A TLS-er got one last year, but it seems like they really just give it to a few students each cycle.

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Re: Any success with Berkeley matching scholarship program?

Postby Kronk » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:32 pm

Yeah. I saw a thread of someone getting rejected with a 177 / 3.8. Another of someone getting matching aid with a 169 / 3.8. So it seems to be pretty holistic.

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Re: Any success with Berkeley matching scholarship program?

Postby im_blue » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:22 am

VoidSix wrote:Yeah. I saw a thread of someone getting rejected with a 177 / 3.8. Another of someone getting matching aid with a 169 / 3.8. So it seems to be pretty holistic.


Well, it's possible that a 169/3.8 only needs a little money to be lured away from Duke or Michigan, but nothing short of a full ride will sway the 177/3.8 who got into HYS, and even then their success rate would be low. So it could be the case that Berkeley is simply offering matching scholarships strategically rather than holistically.




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