I asked Dean Burns what percentage of students in past classes were able to maintain their scholarship for all three years. Here is his reply:
eaters333 wrote:im with an achievement scholarship no stipulations 20k a year
20K with no stipulations would be nice. The number of people who received the 3.2 GPA scholarship is kinda freakin me out. We all might be competing head to head in a few months
"Dear Mr. TDubsWi,
Thank you for your email regarding our scholarship renewal policy at DePaul. As you know, students with Dean’s Merit Scholarships must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.20 at the end of the academic year to renew their scholarship award. This is a high standards and we expect that students receiving merit scholarships will need to work very hard to renew their awards. While I do not know the percentage of students who do not renew their awards, I can tell you that the number of students who do not meet the requirement varies greatly from year-to-year. Each year, however, a significant number of students do not meet the requirement and fail to renew their award. Just this year, for students entering fall 2010, we lowered the requirement from 3.3 to 3.2 so that more students will renew. We don’t yet have any stats on the new 3.2 requirement.
The first year curve is as follows:
A (4.0) 10%-15%
B+ (3.5) 20%-25%
B (3.0) 25%-30%
C+ (2.5) 20%-25%
C (2.0) or below 15%-20%
You can find additional information about the curve, as well as the upper-level curve in our current student handbook, which you can access online at --LinkRemoved--.
In addition, you can find historical class rank information at
--LinkRemoved--. This will give you a better sense of the performance level required to meet the GPA requirement. For example, in fall 2009, a 3.20 GPA would have placed a student in the top 35% of the class. I hope you find this information helpful. We wish you the best in making your decision."So I guess we are getting it easy with the 3.2? I'm pretty confident in my ability to get in the top 35% though, especially with the financial incentive on my side.