Hattori Hanzo wrote: 1armedscissor wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:My award summary shows a $17.5K "Law Grant". Is this merit or need-based?
I think it's need-based. I got $12k which pales in comparison with offers from other schools
So IF my request for matching scholarship is accepted (for $25K/year), that's $25K in addition to $17.5K?
"Berkeley Law encourages students to obtain scholarships, fellowships, and fee remissions from the Law School and outside organizations including the University. Therefore, these awards will not affect the amount of the Boalt Hall Grant unless the total amount of awards and Boalt Hall Grant exceeds the cost of attendance.
In that rare instance, the amount of the grant will be adjusted downward."
"f you receive a Matching Scholarship award of (for example) $20,000.00 in your first year that does not mean you will get $20,000.00 in Matching Scholarship each year. What you are guaranteed is $20,000 of Berkeley Law non-loan (scholarship and grant) aid all three years. This makes the scholarship flexible and sensitive to other changes in your financial aid award. If you receive a need-based grant or another Berkeley Law scholarship, your Matching Scholarship could decrease (but you would not receive less non-loan aid than the amount guaranteed by the Matching award).
If you secure an outside scholarship or a U.C. Berkeley teaching assistant position that includes a tuition remission, it will not affect the amount of your Matching Scholarship."
Sounds like need-based grants are not affected by merit-based aid offers, but merit-based aid amounts could
be adjusted -perhaps on a case-by-case basis- if you're awarded need-based grants.