fl0w wrote: stratocophic wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:My email says anytime between now and April 1st.
167, 3.9, NT (10 years WE). More info on my profile. Anyone know if the $200 stipend only applies to Admits Day or if it applies to all travel to WUSTL?
seems odd that they'd give someone with 10 years work experience a stipend. but that's just my opinion.
It's a merit-based stipend
they can base it however they like. i'm just saying it's funny that they give a $200 stipend to someone who has been working for 10 years and can likely afford it. Not assuming that you can, everyone has their own situation.
Like for me, w/ 5yrs exp., i'd rather they give it to someone based on need. but then hey, how do you really know if someone "needs" it. no system is perfect right?
I see your point. However, I can also understand how they would want to entice someone they are assuming would probably get some pretty good offers from other good schools to come visit their campus and meet with their folks to enhance the prospect of that candidate choosing their school over the others. It's like when you're a medical device manufacturer who's trying to get a hospital to purchase equipment from you. You invite them to send their purchasing reps to your site and pay for their travel expenses so they can evaluate your product firsthand and hopefully give your company the competitive edge over the other suppliers... of course, the other suppliers will also extend the same offer to said hospital. In this case, it really isn't relevant whether the hospital itself can pay for the travel expenses.
And for what it's worth, only 3 of my 10 years WE have been in the US...the remainder have been in a developing country... although I definitely can afford to pay for the trip myself.