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Emory Woodruff Fellowship
« on: January 10, 2008, 11:34:04 AM »
Anyone else being nominated for this?  Any idea on competitiveness, timeframe of decision, etc.?  Also - when you get your acceptance letter, do you find out if you're a finalist?

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Re: Emory Woodruff Fellowship
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008, 12:19:44 PM »
I've already been accepted, but I don't think they'll even look at them until after the deadline (which is Monday.) Who knows though, maybe they are looking at them already.

Here is a snippet from the email they sent me when they received my nomination letter:
"Finalists for the Woodruff Fellows Program will be contacted in late February and invited to campus for an interview. Fellowship recipients will be notified in March."

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Re: Emory Woodruff Fellowship
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 12:20:41 PM »
Yea I got that email, too - just wondering on the acceptance correlation.  Thanks!

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Re: Emory Woodruff Fellowship
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 12:30:11 PM »
300 people usually apply.  15 get in for an interview.  From there, it is decided.

I wonder if this is purely merit based to qualify or if they only take into consideration the letters.  I'm sure LSAT/GPA is taken into account so it's not looking good for me.

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Re: Emory Woodruff Fellowship
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008, 12:37:17 PM »
Hmmm yea I may not have a shot then, especially with the GPA.  Maybe they'll give me a little $$$ instead of a lot??? hahaha

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 12:43:28 PM »
For something so serious, I'm positive they read the nomination letters.

Looks like from last year no one new about any scholarship from them until March 20th (or around then.) So we have a while to wait.  :(

I am very confused about something. On LSN, someone said the $54k scholarships are full tuition. How is that? Emory's website says:

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Cost of Attendance 2007-2008
 $59,988
 
Tuition and Fees
 $38,176 ($18,900 tuition + $188 fees per term)
 
Living Expense
 $16,516 ($8,258 per term)
 
Books
 $2,250 ($1,125) per term
 
Parking
 $624 parking fee ($312 per term)
 
Health Insurance
 $1,896 ($948 per term)
 
Loan Fees
 $526 (Average)

Where does that $38,176 come from? And why are fees so high if tuition is only $18k? I'm just trying to understand how much Emory would cost with that "full tuition" scholarship that people estimate to be $54k for all three years. Is it really still $41k/year?

Looks like the Woodruff is a huge deal then.

 

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Re: Emory Woodruff Fellowship
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 12:49:44 PM »
For something so serious, I'm positive they read the nomination letters.

Looks like from last year no one new about any scholarship from them until March 20th (or around then.) So we have a while to wait.  :(

I am very confused about something. On LSN, someone said the $54k scholarships are full tuition. How is that? Emory's website says:

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Cost of Attendance 2007-2008
 $59,988
 
Tuition and Fees
 $38,176 ($18,900 tuition + $188 fees per term)
 
Living Expense
 $16,516 ($8,258 per term)
 
Books
 $2,250 ($1,125) per term
 
Parking
 $624 parking fee ($312 per term)
 
Health Insurance
 $1,896 ($948 per term)
 
Loan Fees
 $526 (Average)

Where does that $38,176 come from? And why are fees so high if tuition is only $18k? I'm just trying to understand how much Emory would cost with that "full tuition" scholarship that people estimate to be $54k for all three years. Is it really still $41k/year?

Looks like the Woodruff is a huge deal then.

 


Tuition isn't 18K total, it says 18K+fees per term. 38176/2=19,088. 19088-188=18900

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Re: Emory Woodruff Fellowship
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 01:25:44 PM »
Now I'm even more confused. Why did that LSN account say it was full tuition scholarship, then say the total is $54k over 3 years?

Also, I interpreted it as $18k per year, then $188 in fees per semester. Maybe others on LSN made this mistake? That sure is a lot of mistakes though. Maybe the one that said their scholarship is a full tuition scholarship made a mistake but the others are half-tuition? I sure wish there were details about this on more accounts.

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Re: Emory Woodruff Fellowship
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 02:22:30 PM »
Yea I interpret Woodruff to cover tuition all 3 years - $38,176 per year for a total of $114,528 for your entire education.  Plus the extra stipend of $3,000 (which I'm not sure if that's per year or per term).  So I would say that with Woodruff, Emory will cost you $20,662 per year, not counting parking.  That's taking the living expenses+books+health insurance.

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 02:34:53 PM »
I applied for it and asked my physics major advisor to nominate me for it. I wasn't originally going to apply for it, as I figured I'd have no shot based on my first two LSAT scores, LSAT score #3 put me on a much more competitive footing.