Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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thelaststraw05
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:24 am

src42 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:120K!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!! You're my numbers twin! *crosses fingers*


Just one award this morning?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby WarioLaw » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:26 am

90K

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src42
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby src42 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:26 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
src42 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:120K!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!! You're my numbers twin! *crosses fingers*


Just one award this morning?

No there have been a few 90K awards and the one 120K. viewtopic.php?f=28&t=126571&start=300

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Bumi » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:27 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
src42 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:120K!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!! You're my numbers twin! *crosses fingers*


Just one award this morning?


There were a few in the Class of 2014 thread.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby arism87 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:40 pm

$90K this morning

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby BrightLine » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:02 pm

one year deferred $150,000 :D

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby florencezx » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:13 pm

for people like me who haven't heard anything, does that mean that we won't receive anything?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby srvyorgeneral » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:27 pm

florencezx wrote:for people like me who haven't heard anything, does that mean that we won't receive anything?


I'd settle for a decision on my application... :)

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:34 pm

I think I'm going to have to stop checking this thread, because I'm getting sick from all these high scholarship numbers being passed out and no email in my inbox. I likely can't attend if I don't get substantial merit aid.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jtemp320 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:34 pm

jtemp320 wrote:
Bumi wrote:
@tweetsbyJohann wrote:a scholarship essay is not a demand letter. don't be that guy.


Haha I really hope I'm not that guy - I think I may have mentioned another full-ride and said I'm very debt adverse but definitely didn't say or else or anything...also I may have written three sentences for a couple of the questions but they were very long sentences - lots of punctuation and stuff...I mean...he can't be talking about me...right?


I guess that wasn't me :lol:

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whathojeeves » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:37 pm

jtemp320 wrote:
Bumi wrote:
@tweetsbyJohann wrote:a scholarship essay is not a demand letter. don't be that guy.


Haha I really hope I'm not that guy - I think I may have mentioned another full-ride and said I'm very debt adverse but definitely didn't say or else or anything...also I may have written three sentences for a couple of the questions but they were very long sentences - lots of punctuation and stuff...I mean...he can't be talking about me...right?



I definitely also had a moment of.... oops. However, reading back over my essay I don't think I was obnoxious/THAT GUY, I just mentioned that I did have money somewhere. BUT I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING YET. This makes me sad, and also vaguely paranoid.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby florencezx » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:41 pm

srvyorgeneral wrote:
florencezx wrote:for people like me who haven't heard anything, does that mean that we won't receive anything?


I'd settle for a decision on my application... :)


you also have several choices among the top 14s, so scholarships might help with the decision-making. I don't think I can attend if I have to take tons of commercial loans (international) sad :(

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby DHB » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:25 pm

florencezx wrote:for people like me who haven't heard anything, does that mean that we won't receive anything?


I received an email at 8:00ish PST. I don't think they're finished with awards.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whitman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:29 pm

Well. Getting more worried I am "that guy" after all.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby SMA22 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:33 pm

whitman wrote:Well. Getting more worried I am "that guy" after all.


Don't feel bad--even I went back and checked my essays. I think there's a big difference between insisting that you wouldn't even consider NU unless they matched X, Y and Z Law and saying that although X, Y and Z Law offered you considerable schollies, NU is your first choice.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whitman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:45 pm

Good thing I'm a hardened "that guy" at this point in life.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby florencezx » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:00 pm

DHB wrote:
florencezx wrote:for people like me who haven't heard anything, does that mean that we won't receive anything?


I received an email at 8:00ish PST. I don't think they're finished with awards.



thank you for the info. feeling very low now

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ArchRoark » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:07 pm

For a second I thought I was "that guy" too. I just re-read my essay, while I certainly mentioned other offers, I don't feel I came off as demanding.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby BrightLine » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:12 pm

I would think "that guy" wrote something like "If you don't give me x then I won't consider Northwestern." Mentioning other scholarships and financial concerns you have is the point of the letter.


Did anyone who did not submit this form get a scholarship?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:16 pm

Wow, I didn't think to include other offers in the essays. Did all of you who have received awards do this? I got $54k from Michigan and am starting to think I should have included that. Any advice?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whitman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:19 pm

Sounds like "that guy" is just a straight shooter.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Bumi » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:20 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:Wow, I didn't think to include other offers in the essays. Did all of you who have received awards do this? I got $54k from Michigan and am starting to think I should have included that. Any advice?

Consensus on the boards a few months ago was that you should not do this, but I believe that NU would consider a scholarship from a peer school if you wanted to negotiate. What is frustrating is that as an outsider there's really no good way to know what is appropriate and what isn't, especially given how little detail there was in the scholarship question.

I highly doubt that my WUSTL and IUB scholarships would be much influence on NU, unfortunately.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:22 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:Wow, I didn't think to include other offers in the essays. Did all of you who have received awards do this? I got $54k from Michigan and am starting to think I should have included that. Any advice?


I'm pretty sure I didn't mention any other offers in my essays, and I still got the Wigmore. I don't think that was necessarily the point of the essays; after all, you can always come back and ask for more money to match, after receiving your initial offer.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ArchRoark » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:28 pm

Today has been crazy.

Just received a 30k over 3 years. As an extreme splitter, I will take it!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby SMA22 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:30 pm

ArchRoark wrote:Today has been crazy.

Just received a 30k over 3 years. As an extreme splitter, I will take it!


Ohhhh, hope for the splitters--wonderful, glad to hear it!!!




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