Scholly chance at Penn?

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r6_philly
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Scholly chance at Penn?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:55 pm

Hey all, I need the collective wisdom on my chances of scoring some $ at Penn with 170/3.91. What about the full/named scholarships, are the receipients selected or you can openly apply for them?

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Re: Scholly chance at Penn?

Postby rklafehn » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:32 am

Write a "Why Penn" essay and you may very well be given $15k to $20k / year.

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Re: Scholly chance at Penn?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:32 am

You don't apply for the named scholarships, they just pick you if they deem you worthy.

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Re: Scholly chance at Penn?

Postby Core » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:37 am

Penn unnamed scholarships are also pretty huge. The largest unnamed I've seen is $78k over three years.

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Re: Scholly chance at Penn?

Postby r6_philly » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:24 am

Thanks! So I just apply early and cross my fingers? Are there anyways to increase the chance to be selected? What do they look for in the named scholarship recipients?

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Re: Scholly chance at Penn?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:27 am

r6_philly wrote:Thanks! So I just apply early and cross my fingers? Are there anyways to increase the chance to be selected? What do they look for in the named scholarship recipients?

High numbers, outstanding softs, increasing student body diversity, I think that's about it.




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