George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?)
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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Wed May 17, 2017 2:33 pm

rwajo12 wrote:Rejected my request to bump up my scholarship. They claim there was too many requests this year. Is it worth it to try and ask again?


Have PMed you.

lilyanne
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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lilyanne » Wed May 24, 2017 5:36 pm

Did scholarship information come in the email or in the letter?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby GWLaw2020 » Thu May 25, 2017 2:56 am

I can confirm that GW had received 100 requests for scholarship increases by Law Preview Day in March. From Admissions:

"If there were lower scholarship amounts--and we award as low as $4,000/year, some students did receive substantial increases especially if they qualified for need-based grants and then got bumped out of eligibility. There are a number of factors that got into play beyond just the GPA and lsat.--typically lower offers receive more substantial increases."

FWIW, IMHO it is always worth a shot to respectfully advocate why you deserve an increase. I think many are reluctant to alienate the school, but I believe a law school should and will appreciate zealous advocacy in a respectful and non-entitled manner. After all, they are training lawyers. My experiences suggest that the admissions team is patient, responsive, and thoughtful.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rwajo12 » Thu May 25, 2017 8:25 am

GWLaw2020 wrote:I can confirm that GW had received 100 requests for scholarship increases by Law Preview Day in March. From Admissions:

"If there were lower scholarship amounts--and we award as low as $4,000/year, some students did receive substantial increases especially if they qualified for need-based grants and then got bumped out of eligibility. There are a number of factors that got into play beyond just the GPA and lsat.--typically lower offers receive more substantial increases."

FWIW, IMHO it is always worth a shot to respectfully advocate why you deserve an increase. I think many are reluctant to alienate the school, but I believe a law school should and will appreciate zealous advocacy in a respectful and non-entitled manner. After all, they are training lawyers. My experiences suggest that the admissions team is patient, responsive, and thoughtful.


So how would you recommend to go about it, to request an increase.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lilyanne » Thu May 25, 2017 3:16 pm

How long after you submitted the scholarship reconsideration form before they got back to you?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dirtyolmuskrat » Thu May 25, 2017 3:27 pm

lilyanne wrote:How long after you submitted the scholarship reconsideration form before they got back to you?


2 days for me.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lilyanne » Thu May 25, 2017 3:30 pm

Dirtyolmuskrat wrote:
lilyanne wrote:How long after you submitted the scholarship reconsideration form before they got back to you?


2 days for me.


Did they offer anything? I'm not optimistic at this point

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chromefox » Fri May 26, 2017 6:00 pm

So I was told that it is possible to have the large 2nd/3rd tuition deposits waived if you sign a form of commitment. Does anyone know if this also means you must withdraw from all WL's? I'm on several T14 WL's and not sure if it would be worth giving up any chance of getting in those schools.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dirtyolmuskrat » Fri May 26, 2017 7:44 pm

lilyanne wrote:
Dirtyolmuskrat wrote:
lilyanne wrote:How long after you submitted the scholarship reconsideration form before they got back to you?


2 days for me.


Did they offer anything? I'm not optimistic at this point


Went from 0 to 20,000 a year.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dip » Sat May 27, 2017 4:41 pm

Dirtyolmuskrat wrote:
lilyanne wrote:
Dirtyolmuskrat wrote:
lilyanne wrote:How long after you submitted the scholarship reconsideration form before they got back to you?


2 days for me.


Did they offer anything? I'm not optimistic at this point


Went from 0 to 20,000 a year.

Where did you find the scholarship reconsideration form?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby aaron1621 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 pm

Im at a 161/ 3.82, got 75,000 originally then submitted my reconsideration request and was denied. Is it worth trying again, and if so, how?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lilyanne » Tue May 30, 2017 1:25 pm

aaron1621 wrote:Im at a 161/ 3.82, got 75,000 originally then submitted my reconsideration request and was denied. Is it worth trying again, and if so, how?


ya'll are some lucky ducks. Similar stats and only got 30k total. Not worth it at that cost imo




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