barrydukakis wrote:Hey Jerome,
I'm not sure because I'd really like to practice in the Pacific NW, possibly right in Portland. But W+L offered me substantially more than LC, which I find perplexing. Maybe a $ yield protect? I'm not sure. I even wrote the additional scholarship essay at LC, but they did not offer me what I was hoping for.
Fair enough. LC's scholly policies have been very bizarre. I know the school is tight on money right now, but their decisions towards scholarships, and their communication to admitted students about them, have been poor, IMO.
I would also like to practice in Portland, very much so actually, but I would take a better school with more scholarship money than I would a lower-ranked school that gives less cash. Nothing prevents you from seeking (and finding) a job in Portland with a degree from a very good east coast school.
That written, if LC is where you really want to end up, I'd send them a letter stating that you very much want to attend, would like to benefit from their _____ program, plan to make a career in the PNW, but financial considerations are a grave concern; W&L has given you substantially more money, they are a higher ranked school, and you would commit to LC if they matched the W&L award.