MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

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Most difficult scholie fineprint award goes to...

George Mason
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Other
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MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby pecuniarygain » Wed May 18, 2011 4:10 pm

I put a question out there regarding picking a school, and listed some scholarship data at each school, and it seems that the top 25% class ranking contingency at George Mason for scholarship renewal is not kind (had kind of guessed that much).

But, it got me thinking of what other 2011 "tactics" schools are using to lure students in with scholarhips that probably will only last through the first year.

So far, George Mason's is the most "rigorous" I have seen on TLS. However, if there are others, please list them in the post. If not, just vote GM :)

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby yngblkgifted » Wed May 18, 2011 4:17 pm

Holy shit that is rigorous.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby aliarrow » Wed May 18, 2011 4:21 pm

Boston College has a top 15% stip this year

#notintendedtobeafactualstatement

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby mpj_3050 » Wed May 18, 2011 4:24 pm

Arkansas-Fayetteville has a top 20 percent stipulation for virtually everyone on scholarship. Tuition is 11k even without the scholarship, but top 20% is pretty harsh.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby YankeesFan » Wed May 18, 2011 4:38 pm

Catholic has a top 25% as well. Absolute BS.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby cubswin » Wed May 18, 2011 4:40 pm

I have been told by students there that John Marshall in Chicago has some scholarships with top 20% stipulations.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby snapdragon » Wed May 18, 2011 5:05 pm

Seattle had a top 25% stip, which was a big reason I didn't consider them more.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby DietCoke » Thu May 19, 2011 1:34 am

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby Lawquacious » Thu May 19, 2011 1:41 am

DietCoke wrote:Image


this has always been the case since the introduction of USNWR. no surprises here. low ranked schools want to reward top performers on the backs of tuition paying low performers.


I think many people are aware that schollys involve subsidizing strong performers to draw them to the school (and that part of this likely involves relying on the full-tuition payments to do so), but I think less people are aware of how harsh the stips for these subsidizees can be.

In any case, I found the specifics interesting (re: specific school cutoffs), even though I was aware that certain schools have harsh stips.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby 071816 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:50 am

Stingy ass Santa Clara also has a top 25% stip

Needless to say, I won't be attending.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby zonto » Thu May 19, 2011 8:37 pm

GMU was one of the biggest disappointments of my entire cycle. The fine print for scholarships are horrible, but I also find their paltry scholarship offers ridiculous. This fact, combined with the fact they didn't feed admitted students lunch or give us time to go out to eat during ASD, definitely made them the easiest to withdraw from.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby The Gentleman » Thu May 19, 2011 8:44 pm

Akron requires top 10-15%, but they were surprisingly up-front about it.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby buckilaw » Thu May 19, 2011 8:47 pm

aliarrow wrote:Boston College has a top 15% stip this year

#notintendedtobeafactualstatement

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby IH21 » Fri May 20, 2011 10:39 am

In my Brooklyn scholarship, buried in the middle a ten line paragraph in the middle of a three page letter was a sentence saying that the scholarship was only for the 2011-12 school year. Nowhere else in any of the materials I received note that it is a one year scholarship only, and everything else gives the impression that it is a regular scholly without explicitly saying it is for each year (or there is a stip), etc.

Glad I've been reading those letters carefully and caught it. :D

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby aliarrow » Fri May 20, 2011 10:41 am

IH21 wrote:In my Brooklyn scholarship, buried in the middle a ten line paragraph in the middle of a three page letter was a sentence saying that the scholarship was only for the 2011-12 school year. Nowhere else in any of the materials I received note that it is a one year scholarship only, and everything else gives the impression that it is a regular scholly without explicitly saying it is for each year (or there is a stip), etc.

Glad I've been reading those letters carefully and caught it. :D


All scholarship letters say that (for the most part), they then continue to say they are renewable IF you maintain certain academic standards.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby IH21 » Fri May 20, 2011 11:10 am

aliarrow wrote:
IH21 wrote:In my Brooklyn scholarship, buried in the middle a ten line paragraph in the middle of a three page letter was a sentence saying that the scholarship was only for the 2011-12 school year. Nowhere else in any of the materials I received note that it is a one year scholarship only, and everything else gives the impression that it is a regular scholly without explicitly saying it is for each year (or there is a stip), etc.

Glad I've been reading those letters carefully and caught it. :D


All scholarship letters say that (for the most part), they then continue to say they are renewable IF you maintain certain academic standards.


There was nothing about it being renewable, and no stips. It became very clear after reading it a few times that it is a one and done thing, whether I'm at the top or bottom of my class. IMO they were trying to be sneaky.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby DietCoke » Sat May 21, 2011 3:13 pm

i thoroughly enjoy ridiculing law schools for these reasons. :lol:

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby CrimLaw300 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:22 am

I think I remember someone saying that st marys requires top ten percent on every scholly.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby rocon7383 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:34 am

New York Law School, (you know, that esteemed and impressive institution in NY), has a top 15% for their full rides. Woof.

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Re: MOST DIFFICULT SCHOLARSHIP FINE PRINT OF 2011...GM?

Postby aliarrow » Mon May 23, 2011 10:36 am

rocon7383 wrote:New York Law School, (you know, that esteemed and impressive institution in NY), has a top 15% for their full rides. Woof.


A small price to pay for the ability to let others assume you went to NYU.




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