shntn wrote:BigZuck wrote:shntn wrote:I never got a Dean's Scholarship invitation, and I think I was somewhere around the first person admitted, meaning that they hadn't exactly run out by the time they got to me. This basically means Cornell isn't planning to offer me very much money, right? Theirs is among the least transparent of the scholarship programs at the top schools, so I honestly don't know whether my lack of DS invitation means I should give up hope or not.
You asked this before, did anyone respond? I'm guessing most of us have no idea. The only thing I can think of is maybe read through last year's thread around this time of year to see if anyone has the same problem as you and if there was any resolution?
I kind of get the sense that they are only offering Dean's Scholarships applications to people above both medians and not splitters. Cornell isn't known to be particularly splitter friendly in general, am I right? I'm sure they will offer you something decent. But to be honest your numbers kind of scream NYU so maybe they won't make much of an initial effort and you'll have to negotiate up and convince them you really want to attend? My gut tells me you could get that 120K scholarship but they might need some convincing.
Yeah, I can't find anything much on TLS, so I just keep asking in the hopes that someone else has some ideas. And that makes sense that they'd only offer the invitations to folks above both medians. I guess I was just hoping this cycle would be a little more forgiving of splitters than in years past, in terms of both admissions and scholarships. If it does come down to convincing them I'd take them over NYU, I'll just talk about how little I like NYC and how little interest I have in living there as a poor law student.
I got the invite and I'm only above GPA median, albeit URM.