westphiladelphia wrote:holy shit -- that GULC stuff is bananas. glad I didn't waste $$ on them after they shot down my fee waiver request.
To some extent, yeah, it does not seem like the best way to go about choosing scholarship recipients. However, it has proven effective in weeding out many people with decent numbers who had a middling interest in GULC, at best. That way, they can focus on awarding merit aid to those candidates who have desirable numbers and have expressed an abiding interest in attending. THAT BEING SAID, it does seem like some mistakes have been made, and perhaps the Scholarship Committee at GULC misjudged a number of candidates' interest and credentials. Cuse, you may be one of those people. I know there are others who have reported on the Georgetown thread that they proposed a modest scholarship amount, and expressed continued interest and enthusiasm, and still got the shaft. I don't know how to explain that. Building up that group's expectations and hopes just to say "No" to them is indefensible. So the process they've chosen this year for awarding merit aid is both good and bad, I suppose.