pedal wrote:I'm not convinced that the "committee phase" referred to above is the same admissions process. Here's why (from the Gates PSL scholarship FAQ):
Is it possible that I could be admitted to the J.D. program at the UW School of Law, but not in time for my Gates PSL Scholarship application to be reviewed?
Yes. Whether or not your Gates PSL Scholarship application is reviewed by the Selection Committee depends on when you’re admitted to the J.D. program at the UW School of Law. For example, if your J.D. application file is sent to the Admissions Committee for a secondary review, you may still be accepted into the J.D. program, but not in time for the Gates PSL Scholarship Selection Committee to review your scholarship application. This occurs rarely, but it can happen. If your acceptance into the J.D. program comes too late for your Gates PSL Scholarship application to be reviewed, someone from the Gates PSL Program Office will inform you via e-mail.
Yes, I saw that too. My uninformed opinion is that "secondary" is the key word there, and that all decisions are done by this committee. My gut tells me they will release more decisions prior to Apr. 1, but what do I know?
Since I'm in this boat and have thought about the ramifications many times I'll throw this out there. Who among us would like to be one of these "rare" cases? On the one hand you get in (which could be huge if this is the only in-state school you applied to), on the other no scholarship, in fact you weren't even considered ("thanks for the extra essay and two LOR's, we're wallpapering our offices with them").
I'd take that bargain right now thank you very much....but the waiting continues.