In at Santa Clara!!

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby superflush » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:33 pm

moverit wrote:For a moment I thought they sent me a holiday themed acceptance email. It would have been fitting considering my love of themed parties. Oh well, in the committee I shall wait.


Acceptance will come in the mail anyway.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby twert » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:07 pm

i've already been accepted so i just thought the card was nice.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby superflush » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:11 pm

twert wrote:i've already been accepted so i just thought the card was nice.


same here. so, me too.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby World B. Free » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:12 pm

ya, that Holiday e-card got my hopes up.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby CyLaw » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:16 pm

superflush wrote:
twert wrote:i've already been accepted so i just thought the card was nice.


same here. so, me too.


Actually It reminded me that I still needed to withdraw. Doing that now.

And withdrawn. Good luck all.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:30 pm

CyLaw wrote:
superflush wrote:
twert wrote:i've already been accepted so i just thought the card was nice.


same here. so, me too.


Actually It reminded me that I still needed to withdraw. Doing that now.

And withdrawn. Good luck all.



Thanks! ... I think I am going to get a "wait until regular decision" letter. At least that's what it says in the status update :(

Question for everyone: In my PS I did not mention much of Why Santa Clara, besides a few sentences, do you think it would be a good idea to write a Why Santa Clara soon or wait until if I get waitlisted first?

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby superflush » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:48 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:Question for everyone: In my PS I did not mention much of Why Santa Clara, besides a few sentences, do you think it would be a good idea to write a Why Santa Clara soon or wait until if I get waitlisted first?


I didn't think there was a "Why Santa Clara" ... if you get waitlisted, you could write a LOCI and incorporate your feelings for Santa Clara.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:49 pm

superflush wrote:
GoodToBeTheKing wrote:Question for everyone: In my PS I did not mention much of Why Santa Clara, besides a few sentences, do you think it would be a good idea to write a Why Santa Clara soon or wait until if I get waitlisted first?


I didn't think there was a "Why Santa Clara" ... if you get waitlisted, you could write a LOCI and incorporate your feelings for Santa Clara.


so I wouldnt be able to write a letter before then? just something like an addendum that i could add to my application when it will be reviewed again with everyone else?

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby superflush » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:52 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:so I wouldnt be able to write a letter before then? just something like an addendum that i could add to my application when it will be reviewed again with everyone else?


that isn't what an addendum is for. if there is a specific issue with your application that you'd like to address, then you could write an addendum. but writing an addendum about why you would want to go to Santa Clara just doesn't make sense.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby Veritas » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:52 pm

looking at LSN last year, Santa Clara appears to be particularly stingy with merit aid.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby sirchristaylor » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:51 am

superflush wrote:It probably didn't take them that long to make the card.


+1

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby valley splitter » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:56 pm

Got the scholarship letter today!!!

I was awarded the Emery Scholarship in the amount of $17,000 per year, renewable with being in top 25% of class. I'm actually really happy about this. I didn't think I would get anything, much less this much. My numbers weren't spectacular - 2.53/163 - but I did undergrad there. Still waiting on other schools' decisions and scholarship information but SCU just went pretty high up on my list. Scholarship information should be coming soon for all I imagine. The letter was postmarked 12/9 and I live not too far from the school.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby samwhip7 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:10 pm

Was there anything listed under the mailings section on your status checker before that was sent?

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby a male human » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:42 pm

valley splitter wrote:Got the scholarship letter today!!!

I was awarded the Emery Scholarship in the amount of $17,000 per year, renewable with being in top 25% of class. I'm actually really happy about this. I didn't think I would get anything, much less this much. My numbers weren't spectacular - 2.53/163 - but I did undergrad there. Still waiting on other schools' decisions and scholarship information but SCU just went pretty high up on my list. Scholarship information should be coming soon for all I imagine. The letter was postmarked 12/9 and I live not too far from the school.

Great news. I hope to get mine soon.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby sirchristaylor » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:00 pm

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valley splitter wrote:Got the scholarship letter today!!!

I was awarded the Emery Scholarship in the amount of $17,000 per year, renewable with being in top 25% of class. I'm actually really happy about this. I didn't think I would get anything, much less this much. My numbers weren't spectacular - 2.53/163 - but I did undergrad there. Still waiting on other schools' decisions and scholarship information but SCU just went pretty high up on my list. Scholarship information should be coming soon for all I imagine. The letter was postmarked 12/9 and I live not too far from the school.

Great news. I hope to get mine soon.


Congrats, that's an awesome scholarship!!!

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby amichig » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:31 pm

valley splitter wrote:Got the scholarship letter today!!!

I was awarded the Emery Scholarship in the amount of $17,000 per year, renewable with being in top 25% of class. I'm actually really happy about this. I didn't think I would get anything, much less this much. My numbers weren't spectacular - 2.53/163 - but I did undergrad there. Still waiting on other schools' decisions and scholarship information but SCU just went pretty high up on my list. Scholarship information should be coming soon for all I imagine. The letter was postmarked 12/9 and I live not too far from the school.




ahhh! I have the same mailing sent on my SC status checker. Please let there be scholarship info in the mail for me!

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby valley splitter » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:16 pm

I didn't get any new information regarding my scholarship under my online status checker. However, there was a date (12/3/09) under the mailing section but no description. I don't know what that was because the letter itself was dated 12/9 and the envelope was postmarked 12/9. Good luck to everyone though. Hope you guys get your scholarship information soon and it's good news.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby bluejayk » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:00 am

tag

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby General Tso » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:48 am

Nice scholly valley splitter. GPA req's are bs though. I didn't do the math on SCU but I would bet that about half of their 1L class gets a scholarship and only top 1/4 are eligible to keep them. Which if you figure there will at least be a few non-scholarship students in the top 25% - that means less than half of the scholarship recipients actually keep their schollys beyond 1L.

Still a great scholarship though...just make sure you get the grades.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby bluejayk » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:53 am

I was looking at LSN for last year's class and wondering what SCU's looking for for a one of their larger scholarships, it doesn't seem that the one person who got a full-ride had amazingly stellar stats.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby superflush » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:14 am

swheat wrote:I didn't do the math on SCU but I would bet that about half of their 1L class gets a scholarship and only top 1/4 are eligible to keep them.


unless you are including small scholarships, I doubt this

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby valley splitter » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:15 am

bluejayk wrote:I was looking at LSN for last year's class and wondering what SCU's looking for for a one of their larger scholarships, it doesn't seem that the one person who got a full-ride had amazingly stellar stats.


I just looked over LSN and I think the largest one I found was $115 which is $35 a year. I'm guessing that's a Dean's Fellow. Looking through the rest, I think I was awarded one of the higher amounts ($51 total or $17/yr). Not sure what the criteria for awarding scholarships is. I'll take it though, it's great. I spoke with a friend at the school and I heard they don't give out that many Dean's Fellow Scholarships. Then they have the Law Faculty Scholarship which goes up to about half-tuition and the Emery Scholarship I received which is about half.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby bluejayk » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:32 am

valley splitter wrote:I just looked over LSN and I think the largest one I found was $115 which is $35 a year. I'm guessing that's a Dean's Fellow. Looking through the rest, I think I was awarded one of the higher amounts ($51 total or $17/yr). Not sure what the criteria for awarding scholarships is. I'll take it though, it's great. I spoke with a friend at the school and I heard they don't give out that many Dean's Fellow Scholarships. Then they have the Law Faculty Scholarship which goes up to about half-tuition and the Emery Scholarship I received which is about half.


Well, it sounds great, congratulations, that's a lot of debt and a lot of worries off your mind.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby tesoro » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:23 pm

valley splitter wrote:Got the scholarship letter today!!!

I was awarded the Emery Scholarship in the amount of $17,000 per year, renewable with being in top 25% of class. I'm actually really happy about this. I didn't think I would get anything, much less this much. My numbers weren't spectacular - 2.53/163 - but I did undergrad there. Still waiting on other schools' decisions and scholarship information but SCU just went pretty high up on my list. Scholarship information should be coming soon for all I imagine. The letter was postmarked 12/9 and I live not too far from the school.


+1 on the Emery Scholarship. I was awarded $33,000, paid at $11,000/yr contingent on top 25%. Given my numbers (165/3.52), I'm a little disappointed it's not larger... but c'est la vie

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby a male human » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:36 pm

I wonder what the criteria for the scholarships are. Major? Those boxes in the app to indicate field of interest?




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