Beachbum89 wrote:So I emailed admissions again today about scholarships. I simply asked if they were still awarding them and that a scholarship from Davis would make my decision easier because of offers from a few other schools. I already put down a deposit right at the deadline but mentioned I was still considering the other schools. This evening I got an email from the Dean notifying me that I've been awarded a scholarship for $11k per year which makes this (combined with the 14k need-based grant) a much better offer than either Hastings (17.5k a year) or Irvine (8k per year). So they are still awarding scholarships but be persistent because I think my email had something to do with it!
Exact same story here. Sent a curt email at 6 pm saying I was putting another deposit down tomorrow and could not deposit at Davis without scholarship info. Got an email at 8 pm ... 16k scholly which brings total aid to 30k a year ... Wow
A.) I realize I'm a few days late to the game on this one.
B.) I'm very happy for you both and congratulations.
C.) This is hugely disappointing for me. I'm above both 75ths, was admitted a few weeks ago and paid my deposit because it is my best option, financial aid or not. Do I not get merit aid--despite being statistically qualified and receiving money from peer schools--because I didn't bug them enough about it? (This is not a reflection on you guys, good for you for taking the initiative). Davis has absolutely underwhelmed me with its admissions office and it actually makes me sad that this mess is where I've chosen to go.