That does seem low. If you heard it straight from the horse's mouth, however, I can't argue it.
When I asked about it, I heard from Andrew that in the last ten years, only one person (of the 50) lost the Opperman scholarship. I know it's not the same, but still interesting.
I heard from Iowa (who has the same top third stipulation) that roughly 75% (I believe...I'm just going off memory) of scholarship recipients keep it each year.
Wow. By putting it into that perspective, that's kind of really scary.... I intend to kick ass, but it would suck to fall at say....top 36%. I suppose it does help that you have two chances - - top 35% for the first semester or top 35% for the first year.
I'm still wondering why so many qualified applicants end up losing their scholarships. If your info on the Opperman scholarship is right, it would lead me to believe that those with a $ scholarship lose it whereas those with $$ or $$$ tend to keep it. Does anyone think it's pushy to have a follow-up e-mail regarding percentages of students that were able to renew a 20k+/year scholarship, or do you think it's unlikely he'll have info that detailed? I'm guessing my performance in LS will mirror those that have similar scholarship offers, unlike those that were offered say 5k/year.