SarahT wrote: Ga0-3L wrote: kneedrag wrote:
Just to point out.
ALS (which applications were due for a long time ago) is also NEED based, not just merit based (I personally didn't even apply because of that stipulation).
And if I had to bet, the 10% from LSN, is more likely 10% of matriculated students (so closer to 20 than 50).
I don't know how many ALS fellows are selected.
I know that with some of the other scholarships, there are in person interviews to determine the proper candidates, so you would know if you were a candidate that was selected.
I wouldn't be surprised if most of the scholarships are only offered to one student (from a full tuition standpoint) which would limit the number pretty significantly. http://law.gsu.edu/admissions/3920.html
I think you're right about the percentages... I hope that I do get ALS but I would understand if I didn't. The school hardly charges any thing at all - they can't afford to be any less expensive for most of us. Need-based doesn't exclude me, and especially with the special considerations section. I just wonder if they lean more towards gross income or after bills or special considerations. I feel like my special considerations are particularly compelling. I'm glad we're all talking about ALS anyway - at least this way, next year people will have a thread to refer back to!
hope they look at the whole picture. Childcare expenses, adjusted gross income, medical bills, etc.
That's what I'm hoping for, too. I didn't go into it in my personal statement but I felt like ALS application gave me the opportunity to expand on other factors about my life that will heavily influence my "need" in law school. Re: my two special needs children.
I agree with you also - trust is earned and I tend to keep a wary eye but I hope that means that I am discerning and not untrusting. It is my absolute intention to help those that wish to help me and to work together so that we can all be our best possible selves. I'm hoping, at this point in my limited education, to go into public interest and I just want the best crop of students possible (myself included) to go out and help the world. *Cheeeeeesy Moment.