With your perfect gpa, scholarship at Emory, and good LSAT score, have they given you a reason for not giving you a scholarship? Almost seems like an administrative screw up.
I really have no idea. Not many people with a 163 have been given scholarship funds, but at least one (with a lower GPA and a non-URM) has been given a MAXIMUM scholarship. So I'm in the dark. And they really should research the people that they offer scholarships too, because I instantly knew that the person with the max scholly wouldn't attend since I had just checked out her LSN profile which said she had already sent her seat deposit in somewhere else. Pretty infuriating from my standpoint watching scholarships awarded to OOS students with lower stats who definitely wouldn't attend.
Administrative screw-up would be practically impossible as I've been communicating with several administrators about this since December.
I have some conspiracy theories that they might think that they have leverage that they don't actually have, but I really doubt it.They also might prefer non-UF alumni since they really do get a ton of UF alumni. I know another UF ugrad with a 3.9/170 and he hasn't even been accepted
despite applying very early. So that may be a factor. PM me if you want details about my app if it's relevant to your interests.
Either way, at this point it would take their max scholly for me to even consider it. I'm all set for next year's cycle and the upcoming LSATs tbh. Four more points on the LSAT either in June or October and I'll have a full scholarship to W&L (#24) and probably get admitted to at least one of the lower T14.