Where to find information on Ruby/Hamilton/other fellowship numbers

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TheSpanishSplitter

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Where to find information on Ruby/Hamilton/other fellowship numbers

Post by TheSpanishSplitter » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:10 pm

Hello! I'm trying to find information on different merit-based scholarships. I'm a URM (Puerto Rican) candidate applying with a 3.57 GPA in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, a 179 LSAT, and 2 years of work experience at a Fortune 500 food company. Will I have any sort of shot at T14 merit aid? I know I've got a solid shot of admission to some T14 schools, but I can't find numbers for things like Chicago's Rubenstein Scholarship or Columbia's Hamilton Fellowship. I'm worried that my bottom 25th percentile GPA will saddle me with full tuition.

Thank you for any help

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Re: Where to find information on Ruby/Hamilton/other fellowship numbers

Post by replevin123 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:36 am

Hi. I was a recent Ruby/Hamilton with some numbers to help you extrapolate. ~3.7x GPA undergrad in STEM from a top 20, 174-176 LSAT, and some really good work experience. I was also admitted to HYS and that fact helped get me the scholarship (Chicago and Columbia are using these scholarships to pull people away from those schools). Got a COA clerkship. Happy with my choice.

Never spoke with admissions in detail about the process, so take the following as my opinion/thoughts. Sure your GPA is maybe borderline too low, but your LSAT is stellar (potentially best URM LSAT of the year) and URM should definitely help. I imagine your odds are actually solid and that your choice will come down to HLS v. Ruby/Hamilton. If that's the case, take the money if it's the Ruby 100%. If Hamilton and you also get a great HLS financial aid package, H is a defensible choice depending on your goals (if biglaw, then Columbia otherwise HLS is probably reasonable).

FWIW I knew a Butler/HLS admit with a 3.4 and 179.

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Re: Where to find information on Ruby/Hamilton/other fellowship numbers

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:42 am

Agree with the above. You have a pretty compelling profile. I'd consider applying for the Knight-Hennessy too. Only Yale can afford to be picky about URM/179.

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Re: Where to find information on Ruby/Hamilton/other fellowship numbers

Post by Anon-non-anon » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:20 pm

Just a guess but I'd also imagine this is one instance where they'd take your undergrad major and school into account more than normal admissions. Keeping a good GPA in engineering is harder than other majors, GT is a great engineering school with lots of top students, and LSAT proves you have the ability + URM boost. And the LSAT is so good it's not like you're hurting both medians, you're basically at the top possible on one axis.

Congrats and good luck!

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