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Law Students => Incoming 1Ls => Topic started by: hollywoodude on February 19, 2004, 02:38:35 PM

Title: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: hollywoodude on February 19, 2004, 02:38:35 PM
Anyone got any merit money from so cal schools (SC, Loyola, Southerwestern, Pepperdine, USD )$$$

Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: andywp8 on February 19, 2004, 02:41:44 PM
I got full tuition plus a book stipend from loyola, I was accepted at whittier and pepperdine with no scholarship offers.  I am still waiting to hear from USD, UCLA, USC
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: live in la on February 19, 2004, 03:01:18 PM
What were your numbers?
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: andywp8 on February 19, 2004, 03:12:05 PM
3.15 GPA in History, minor in Sociology
165 LSAT
played 4 years Division I Water Polo on a top ten team
good community service record.

I think its strange that I got an offer from Loyola, but nothing from Whittier and Pepperdine which are ranked lower
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: bobfett33 on February 19, 2004, 07:43:04 PM
I'm in at USD as of yesterday, but according to the financial aid department, merit scholarships don't come with your acceptance package.  So, I'm kind of still on edge.  I'm hoping I'll hear soon.  Did your Loyola $$ come with your acceptance?

My numbers are 3.2/167, so hopefully I can get a full ride to USD - man, that would be SO sweet!
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: andywp8 on February 20, 2004, 01:49:40 PM
my scholarship came with my acceptance.

I am pretty sure USD doesn't give out full scholarships, but they will go as high as 90% of tuition.

Good Luck
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: bobfett33 on February 20, 2004, 05:34:32 PM
According to US News & World Reports data about San Diego, about 410 students (37% of all students) got some kind of grant.  Out of those 410, 100 got less-than-half tuition scholarships, 250 got more-than-half but less-than-full tuition scholarships, about 40 got full scholarships and about 20 got MORE than full scholarships!
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: joegibbsiii on February 20, 2004, 09:15:18 PM
I just got into USC today and was told that I will be getting some $$ though the number was not specified. 
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: andywp8 on February 22, 2004, 03:56:52 PM
youre probably right about USD, but I did hear the 90% number from a student there, maybe it was a miscommunication, good luck anyhow
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: andywp8 on February 27, 2004, 03:30:21 PM
I just received a full scholarship from whittier.  I was accepted about three weeks ago, and got my scholarship notice today
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: bobfett33 on February 28, 2004, 01:39:52 PM
That is SO awesome, Andy!  I hope I get a full scholarship anywhere.  But, Loyola especially is good!  I'm hoping for a scholarship at USD - it's ranked 59 vs. Loyola's 69, but oddly enough, USD's medians for LSAT and GPA are lower than Loyolas.  Hopefully that means I'll get one, since I'm at 167/3.2.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: live in la on February 28, 2004, 04:38:15 PM
Is it too late to get a scholarship to Loyola? I took the Feb LSAT... 3.68, 172, Ph.D., 10 yr WE
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: bobfett33 on February 29, 2004, 11:56:43 AM
with a 3.68 and a 172, why would you want to go to Loyola when you could probably go to UCLA (if you want to stay in-the-area) or maybe Chicago or Michigan if you don't mind moving?
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: live in la on February 29, 2004, 02:40:34 PM
I need to stay in LA - my husband and I have own a home here and he works in the entertainment industry.  The reason for Loyola is that I want to go to a part-time program so I can continue working - I make a good salary and have an extremely flexible schedule...UCLA and USC don't have part-time programs. If I could get a scholarship to Loyola and continuing working, I'd be in decent financial shape by the time I got out and could take jobs making less money - I liked to work for the D.A. for a while.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: andywp8 on March 01, 2004, 09:56:26 AM
Loyola's deadline is Feb. 2 so i dont think they will take february LSATs,  I know pepperdine will take the feb. LSAT but their deadline is either today or tommorrow.

Bobfett, in regards to USD scholarships, this is staright from thir financial aid guide

Academic scholarships- offers a variety of scholrships based on merit.  Students with strong academic backgrounds are automatically considered for these awards.  Scholarships range from several thousand dollars to 90% tuition. Some of these scholarships are renewable each year.  Scholarships are generally extended to applicants in the upper 25% of UGPA and LSAT.

Dean's Outstanding Scholars- entering minority and nontraditional students with outstanding academic records may be considered. awards are based on merit and potential for contributions to diversity.  These awards include full tuition, housing stipend, meal allowance, and course materials.

USD Law School Grants- need based partial scholarships. based on financial need, academic promise, potential for service to the community.  Generally consist of one half tuition.

they also have private scholarhips.

 if you don't get an entrance scholarhsip for your first year, they have scholarhsips that they give out based on 1L performance.  So you could go in and kick ass and get rewarded with full tuition.

Good Luck, im still waiting to hear from USD, UCLA, USC
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: law in la on March 01, 2004, 10:42:18 AM
Loyola deadline for the part-time is April - they will take the Feb test.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: bobfett33 on March 03, 2004, 02:25:46 AM
Thanks, Andy - I wonder why US News' figures are different?
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: jfbruin on March 10, 2004, 12:37:51 PM
I just got a full scholarship plus books to Loyola!
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: live in la on March 10, 2004, 02:32:42 PM
What are your numbers?  when were you complete?  i checked their online status and it said a decision had been mailed (2 days after going complete).  I'm hoping for a full scholarship too!  3.68, 172, Ph.D.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: andywp8 on March 10, 2004, 04:34:08 PM
congrats on the LLS scholarship jf bruin.
are you going to the luncheon/reception for scholarship winners?  Also how much did they give you for books?, they gave me 500.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: live in la on March 10, 2004, 04:43:22 PM
when is the loyola scholarship reception?
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: jfbruin on March 10, 2004, 06:05:47 PM
To answer the questions:
2.9/168 B.A. Economics U.C.L.A.
3 years WE in finance
Great recs
Lots of extracurriculars and worked full time during school.

Yes I am attending the scholarship dinner at the end of march.

I also recieved $500 for books.

Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: live in la on March 10, 2004, 06:19:05 PM
Thanks! When was your letter dated?
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: jfbruin on March 11, 2004, 12:50:41 PM
My letter was dated 3/3 and my file was complete 2/27.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: bobfett33 on March 13, 2004, 10:52:22 PM
Today (3/13), I got my scholarship letter from San Diego - I got a $15,000 non-renewable merit scholarship... I'm not too happy about the non-renewable.  It didn't even say it'd be renewed if I was in the top 10% or anything - it just said that similar (or better) scholarships would be available to award stellar academic achievement. 

What do you think?
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: xrayspec on March 14, 2004, 05:10:56 PM
I got a full scholarship + books to Loyola with a 166/3.46 (harvard)/10yrs WE

I also got into UCLA, still waiting to hear from USC.

Here's something about the Loyola scholarships. My letter said I'd have to maintain an 85.0 average which the dean there told me is "like a B/B+". This isn't quite true. I was on campus & spoke to a student, who said that Loyola uses a slightly weird grading curve --- it's on a scale of 100 but to get an 85 you pretty much need to be in the top 15% of the class.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: andywp8 on March 15, 2004, 11:28:34 AM
thats intersting my Loyola scholrship says I need to have an average of 84.00.  I wonder why the different numbers, and how significant the difference is between the two.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: xrayspec on March 15, 2004, 02:01:23 PM
it may have been 84, I don't have the letter in front of me.

The point remains the same.
Title: Re: So Cal School Scholarships
Post by: tofccc on March 16, 2004, 03:39:50 PM
I received 90% from USD renewable for three years (at varying amounts based on class standing). Both USC and USD required filling out an application after admission. I am still waiting to hear about $ from USC. I thought I would jump at USC if accepted, but the money from USD is tough to pass on.