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Scholarship Lobbying?

nicole1220

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Scholarship Lobbying?
« on: March 16, 2008, 11:56:59 AM »
I know that there are other threads about this, but they all seem pretty old. Has anyone attempted this with any success this year? I am considering trying this with fairly large scholarships from slightly lower ranked schools to get anything at all from a higher ranked one.

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Re: Scholarship Lobbying?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 05:14:46 AM »
Yes. As long as you appear a strong candidate, there is a good chance they will respond to your request.

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Re: Scholarship Lobbying?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 06:41:21 AM »
I negotiated a different scholarship renewal requirement (originally they said top 25% to renew it, dropped it to top 50%.)

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Re: Scholarship Lobbying?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 09:39:42 AM »
Thanks for your responses! What is the most effective way to do this? Call/email/letter by carrier pigeon?

Re: Scholarship Lobbying?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008, 10:19:06 AM »
Thanks for your responses! What is the most effective way to do this? Call/email/letter by carrier pigeon?

It was successful for me at some schools. 

I used email, as it allows you to present a coherent argument why you deserve a scholarship, it's less awkward for both parties, and it allows them to think about it. 

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Re: Scholarship Lobbying?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008, 10:37:05 AM »
Thanks for your responses! What is the most effective way to do this? Call/email/letter by carrier pigeon?

They called me, asked if I was still considering them and if I had any concerns. Perfect opening.  ;)

Re: Scholarship Lobbying?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008, 11:17:23 AM »
I did it by e-mail to two schools and both responded that they would consider me but I haven't heard anything yet.  (I did this about a week ago)  I think calling can be a little awkward because it puts them on the spot.

Re: Scholarship Lobbying?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008, 11:22:10 AM »
I emailed one school 2 weeks ago and they gave me an offer today.