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orphanarium
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby orphanarium » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:14 am

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby td6624 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:03 pm

What's the deal with the big merit scholarship? I got my app in the day before that deadline and didn't really take as long as I should have on those questions.... how many do they give out?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:04 pm

td6624 wrote:What's the deal with the big merit scholarship? I got my app in the day before that deadline and didn't really take as long as I should have on those questions.... how many do they give out?


Speaking of, they said those were being released sometime in Feb. Anyone hear anything yet?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby twintipping_bumps » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:07 pm

WL'd. Decision sent 2/3, application submitted early November, and I did have an interview, which seemed to go well. My 166 LSAT is obviously a touch low for Vanderbilt, but I am now going to do a little LOI writing research and draft one over the weekend.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby forza » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:34 pm

Any other scholarship hopefuls getting antsy?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:37 pm

forza wrote:Any other scholarship hopefuls getting antsy?



I'm getting antsy with no acceptance yet, and I'm hoping for a scholarship as well.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:40 pm

forza wrote:Any other scholarship hopefuls getting antsy?


yes

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby wakefield » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:41 pm

Does anyone know if the Law Scholars Merit Awards are reviewed separately? I don't know if that would hold applications up or not.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:42 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby td6624 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:43 pm

wakefield wrote:Does anyone know if the Law Scholars Merit Awards are reviewed separately? I don't know if that would hold applications up or not.


I don't have any way of knowing, but I would guess that they are since my turnaround time was really quick, and I haven't heard anything about scholarships. They weren't separate, but I can see them deciding on accept/reject/WL and then throwing the accepts that applied for the merit scholarship into a particular pile for later review. or something. Or maybe they just don't notify people who don't get them.

So basically I am of no help.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Apple Tree » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:43 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
td6624 wrote:What's the deal with the big merit scholarship? I got my app in the day before that deadline and didn't really take as long as I should have on those questions.... how many do they give out?


Speaking of, they said those were being released sometime in Feb. Anyone hear anything yet?


They said the decisions are coming out in mid through end feb.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby wakefield » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:44 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:There isn't a separate application for their normal, run of the mill, merit scholarships is there?


No, I don't think so. My status checker email says all students are automatically considered for those.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby wakefield » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:46 pm

td6624 wrote:
wakefield wrote:Does anyone know if the Law Scholars Merit Awards are reviewed separately? I don't know if that would hold applications up or not.


I don't have any way of knowing, but I would guess that they are since my turnaround time was really quick, and I haven't heard anything about scholarships. They weren't separate, but I can see them deciding on accept/reject/WL and then throwing the accepts that applied for the merit scholarship into a particular pile for later review. or something. Or maybe they just don't notify people who don't get them.

So basically I am of no help.



Thanks anyway - I think we're all just guessing, for the most part!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby forza » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:01 pm

The way I understand it there is also an interview process? Just from reading LSN, it seems as though those who were offered the scholarship at some point spoke on the phone with admissions people.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby cardinalandgold » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:18 pm

For those that are accepted, any one planning on going to Vandy's ASD? I am looking at flights now and they are expensive! Good thing for the stipend.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Grizz » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:02 pm

cardinalandgold wrote:For those that are accepted, any one planning on going to Vandy's ASD? I am looking at flights now and they are expensive! Good thing for the stipend.


I'm gonna wait until I get a scholarship decision to decide. I don't want to go massively in debt, so I don't want to fall in love with the place unless there's an actual possibility of me going.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby jonnodotsg » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:11 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby cardinalandgold » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:13 pm

rad law wrote:
cardinalandgold wrote:For those that are accepted, any one planning on going to Vandy's ASD? I am looking at flights now and they are expensive! Good thing for the stipend.


I'm gonna wait until I get a scholarship decision to decide. I don't want to go massively in debt, so I don't want to fall in love with the place unless there's an actual possibility of me going.

That's probably a smart idea. I'm really hoping that Vanderbilt throws some money my way. As much as I love Vandy, paying full price will be a hard pill to swallow.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby pleasetryagain » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:23 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
forza wrote:Any other scholarship hopefuls getting antsy?


yes


+1

Here is last years LSN http://vanderbilt.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/0809/
Seems like most of the big ones went to the incredible numbers... with some sizable amounts going to some fairly "low" numbers.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby drylo » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:07 pm

1L here.. I can answer a few questions.. short and to the point:

All admits are considered for merit aid, whether you submitted the Law Scholars app or not. There is a separate review process for the Law Scholars awards. I believe that it is under way right now. Expect 5-6 Law Scholars merit awards (full + stipend). I have no idea when you will hear about scholarships, though (other than what admissions has told you).

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JusticeHarlan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:53 pm

Anyone else think there's gonna be a big batch of rejections coming up at some point soon? My numbers are auto-reject (with no interview or why Vandy essay) and I've been complete for over two months, so I was starting to convince myself that lasting this long without a ding was a good sign. Then I looked at LSN, and it seems that, with one exception, they haven't dinged anyone with a complete date later than November (scroll down a bit to see all the rejections):
http://vanderbilt.lawschoolnumbers.com/ ... er=asc&p=2

They have to start rejecting the rest of us at some point soon, right?
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:50 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:51 pm

got an email saying my WL thing arrived....I sent it a while ago - good to know though!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby hhg » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:22 pm

Veritas wrote:got an email saying my WL thing arrived....I sent it a while ago - good to know though!


same here, but sent it last week.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:33 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:Anyone else think there's gonna be a big batch of rejections coming up at some point soon? My numbers are auto-reject (with no interview or why Vandy essay) and I've been complete for over two months, so I was starting to convince myself that lasting this long without a ding was a good sign. Then I looked at LSN, and it seems that, with one exception, they haven't dinged anyone with a complete date later than November (scroll down a bit to see all the rejections):
http://vanderbilt.lawschoolnumbers.com/ ... er=asc&p=2

They have to start rejecting the rest of us at some point soon, right?


You've got a decent shot at WL. Don't give up yet.




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