There is hope! Marquette and DePaul said no when I asked for more money (well, I wrote a nice little 1 page letter to them explaining WHY I wanted it and detailing my other offers), but Pacific said yes! I got a scholarship increase from $10K to $15K/year, and I'm off to Sacramento. So happy! So shocked that it actually worked.
Good luck to everyone still trying.
YAY!!! They were your top choice, right? That's so wonderful when it works out the way you want! Congrats on keeping at it and getting more money out of them!
/update on my situation - the school I was talking about did not mind at all when I asked about submitting another matching request - they were super, super nice about it. We'll see if it works.