172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

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172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby x47point6 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:50 am

Starting to get paranoid about whether I planned my cycle poorly.

My top outcome would be Penn + scholarship, with the second best options being a full-ride to Temple/Villanova or Penn at sticker. I’ve already had some luck with the last two options, and while I wait to see whether any scholarship invite will be forthcoming from Penn, I’ve given some thought to the opportunities I may have missed regarding leveraging scholarship offers at peer schools in the event that Penn doesn’t invite me.

Bluntly, is it too late to send out apps to Michigan and/or UVA with any chance of a scholarship offer? I know I should have had this thought back in October, but LSN suggests it’s still possible. Is it work the fees and the effort to write the “Why ___?” essays?

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby scribelaw » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:54 am

Go for it!

Your only problem may be, you have YP numbers for UVA/Michigan. Did you also try CCN? And if you have any WE, Northwestern gives out cash you might be able to use for leverage.

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby Amelie » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:57 am

scribelaw wrote:Go for it!

Your only problem may be, you have YP numbers for UVA/Michigan. Did you also try CCN? And if you have any WE, Northwestern gives out cash you might be able to use for leverage.


I have higher numbers and got into both, plus got $$ at UVA. Just write the Why Michigan, and I would recommend also including a Why UVA even though it isn't asked for. I think you still stand a good chance for $$ at each (plus you could use it as leverage with Penn), so go for it!

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby Series70 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:00 am

I got into NYU RD with a 172/3.82. You should definitely apply!

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby agentzer0 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:02 am

maggiebre wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Go for it!

Your only problem may be, you have YP numbers for UVA/Michigan. Did you also try CCN? And if you have any WE, Northwestern gives out cash you might be able to use for leverage.


I have higher numbers and got into both, plus got $$ at UVA. Just write the Why Michigan, and I would recommend also including a Why UVA even though it isn't asked for. I think you still stand a good chance for $$ at each (plus you could use it as leverage with Penn), so go for it!



Anybody have any idea whether I might get $$ from UVA with ~ 3.5/172 (also a VA resident)?

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby Amelie » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:06 am

agentzer0 wrote:
maggiebre wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Go for it!

Your only problem may be, you have YP numbers for UVA/Michigan. Did you also try CCN? And if you have any WE, Northwestern gives out cash you might be able to use for leverage.


I have higher numbers and got into both, plus got $$ at UVA. Just write the Why Michigan, and I would recommend also including a Why UVA even though it isn't asked for. I think you still stand a good chance for $$ at each (plus you could use it as leverage with Penn), so go for it!



Anybody have any idea whether I might get $$ from UVA with ~ 3.5/172 (also a VA resident)?


Your GPA's a bit low, but based upon UVA's LSN from last year I'd say you might have a shot at some $$ - looks like maybe $20 or $30k for all three years.

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby agentzer0 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:08 am

maggiebre wrote:
agentzer0 wrote:
maggiebre wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Go for it!

Your only problem may be, you have YP numbers for UVA/Michigan. Did you also try CCN? And if you have any WE, Northwestern gives out cash you might be able to use for leverage.


I have higher numbers and got into both, plus got $$ at UVA. Just write the Why Michigan, and I would recommend also including a Why UVA even though it isn't asked for. I think you still stand a good chance for $$ at each (plus you could use it as leverage with Penn), so go for it!



Anybody have any idea whether I might get $$ from UVA with ~ 3.5/172 (also a VA resident)?


Your GPA's a bit low, but based upon UVA's LSN from last year I'd say you might have a shot at some $$ - looks like maybe $20 or $30k for all three years.


Yeah I'm afraid the gpa might shut me out of $$ but even just $10k a year would be amazing. Thanks

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby x47point6 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:10 am

Series70 wrote:I got into NYU RD with a 172/3.82. You should definitely apply!


The concern isn't acceptances so much as scholarship money--unless it's possible to leverage an acceptance at CCN for $ at MVP.

M and V sound like they're worth the effort, though, especially given the potential ROI. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby im_blue » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:24 pm

Your numbers are also competitive for all of CCN. Even if you don't get scholarship money from them, you could always try to negotiate with offers from lower schools.

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby Marisa5252 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:13 pm

agentzer0 wrote:
maggiebre wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Go for it!

Your only problem may be, you have YP numbers for UVA/Michigan. Did you also try CCN? And if you have any WE, Northwestern gives out cash you might be able to use for leverage.


I have higher numbers and got into both, plus got $$ at UVA. Just write the Why Michigan, and I would recommend also including a Why UVA even though it isn't asked for. I think you still stand a good chance for $$ at each (plus you could use it as leverage with Penn), so go for it!



Anybody have any idea whether I might get $$ from UVA with ~ 3.5/172 (also a VA resident)?



FWIW I got into UVA without any $$ with a 3.5/173 - I'm not a VA resident tho (tho I am a UVA alumna - I don't know if that would help)

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby Amelie » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:16 pm

Marisa5252 wrote:
agentzer0 wrote:
Anybody have any idea whether I might get $$ from UVA with ~ 3.5/172 (also a VA resident)?



FWIW I got into UVA without any $$ with a 3.5/173 - I'm not a VA resident tho (tho I am a UVA alumna - I don't know if that would help)


UVA has only given out its big awards, none of the smaller amounts have been awarded yet. So there's a chance that you may still get money.

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby Marisa5252 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:18 pm

maggiebre wrote:
Marisa5252 wrote:
agentzer0 wrote:
Anybody have any idea whether I might get $$ from UVA with ~ 3.5/172 (also a VA resident)?



FWIW I got into UVA without any $$ with a 3.5/173 - I'm not a VA resident tho (tho I am a UVA alumna - I don't know if that would help)


UVA has only given out its big awards, none of the smaller amounts have been awarded yet. So there's a chance that you may still get money.


Sweet! I didn't know that! Now you've got my hopes up!

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby bubbagump » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:34 pm

Like the original poster, I too am interested in getting money out of Penn. I have gotten into NYU Penn Gtown and Duke, to name a few. None have offered any money , but I submitted Duke's scholarship application that was included in my application packet.

My numbers, btw, are 3.65 and 173.

What exactly is the process to get scholarship money from a school like Penn? When and how do I say "Well this peer school offered me X or this lower school offered me a full ride etc etc.?"

Thanks in advance, and hopefully I didn't just steal this thread. I hope and assume that my main question (i.e. HOW do we go about getting this money?) is something that OP cares about as well...

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby x47point6 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:23 pm

bubbagump wrote:Thanks in advance, and hopefully I didn't just steal this thread. I hope and assume that my main question (i.e. HOW do we go about getting this money?) is something that OP cares about as well...


No, my question was about how I am supposed to get money from Penn. There is no "we." >: )

Seriously though, good question. Any takers?

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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby Amelie » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:30 pm


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Re: 172/3.8 - MVP Scholarship?

Postby bubbagump » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:59 pm

Thanks Maggie




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