Yep. Just tell them, look I'd really like to go to your school for these reasons, (include some highlights about the school along w/ personal reasons) but tell them, if i don't see some money, then I'll simply have to go to school X. Don't make me do it. Then get on your knees and beg. When they tell you to get up, start to cry and wimper. If they grant it to you, hug them as if they were Mother Theresa who gave you her gold Nobel Peace Prize.