geoduck wrote:Aggiegrad2011 wrote:JakeL wrote:Has anyone received any sort of scholarship yet?! I'm still trying to figure out how UW is going to fill the majority of its seats with those who have already been admitted without throwing some cash around. Looking at LSN, it seems like the majority of those admitted have or will be receiving money at more prestigious schools... I know Seattle is great, but does it really have the pull to beat out T20-T25 schools with $$$???
I dunno the answer, but I wonder it too. I submitted my scholarship form (essay) about 2 days after I got admitted (so a few weeks ago) and haven't heard a peep. Now that I have an offer for a 50% grant at a competing school I think I am going to put some pressure on 'em.
W pretty much owns the PNW (I mean what's the next highest-ranked LS?) so I guess with that stranglehold they feel like they can be extra-selective. Either that or they have a big USNWR rankings push coming. Who knows!
How are you planning on putting on the pressure? I've been seriously considering phoning their FinAid department to see what their process is and emphasize that I need to hear back from them before April 8th. The "wait till all applications come in" process they took with admissions has me worried that it's going to be the same way for scholarships.
Calling Mr. Le again and expressing directly the competing offer and that, while I LOVE UW and I want to attend, I absolutely must know what my financial aid package is going to look like ASAP. He's been extremely helpful thus far so no reason to think the direct approach wouldn't be useful again. This is a business, and there's no harm in being proactive. The worst they can do is tell you no or somethin'.