jppatt16 wrote:geoduck wrote:jppatt16 wrote:Has anyone else received scholarship info yet? I'm thinking about calling just because I figure I shouldn't begin [trying] to negotiate for more blindly.
I did. It was insultingly low.
Ouch. Here's hoping I can at least get in-state out of them.
You just might. I gleemed from my conversation with Mr. Le that a large portion of their scholarship money is reserved for first year in-state equivalence scholarships. They generally are just one year awards since there is already a program for years 2-3. No offensive, but I'm not sure how I feel about my tax money being used to subsidize out-of-state attendants instead of being used to offer proper scholarships to high achievers. They should just make it possible to obtain state residency if you are attending graduate school.
I'm also kind of raging on the Gates PSL, to be honest. The only full-ride available from the school is a full-ride plus stipend... and only if you sign up for a 5 year commitment to public service? That's a field in which you can already get your loans forgiven after 10 years and in which you can often get the federal government to subsidize your loan payments for all of those years. They're giving a free ride to people who already qualify for one federally. They're also giving the only free rides to people in the field least likely to give them the funds to be able to donate back to the school after graduating. Public Service is important, but it shouldn't be the only way to get more than a minuscule scholarship from the biggest university in the Pacific Northwest. That's not how you raise your number of placements in the NLJ250 and secure future donors.