Just got the email from the Emory Financial Aid office saying to log on and view my financial aid awards. There were no scholarships there; just Stafford loans at the maximum allowed amount.
While I can understand that perhaps they chose not to award me scholarship, I am taken aback by the inefficiency of their communication. My acceptance letter (which also included a handwritten note saying how my unique background would lend much perspective to the school) made no positive or negative mention of scholarship, except that an info sheet included with it said scholarship notifications would be sent out beginning in February. On the website, it says scholarship notification will begin in mid-March. When I emailed the admission office today, I received an ambiguous response saying: "All scholarship recipients have been notified." I was seriously considering Emory, but am surprised that it seems they won't be offering me a penny of scholarship. At this point, I just need an affirmative answer from them either way.
Anyone think it's worth sending an appeal letter or email?
167/3.7, master degree, 5+ years work experience
edit: I just receive another email from the admissions office apologizing for the previous email being unclear and clarify that I have not been awarded a scholarship. Anyone think I should I try to appeal somehow? Seems like many people with lower numbers than me got substantial awards.