Negotiating scholarship


smileaday
Any of you experienced negotiating a scholarship? Need some thoughts on this. Thanks.
Any of you experienced negotiating a scholarship? Need some thoughts on this. Thanks.
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Tim25N
I'm interested in this question too.
I'm interested in this question too.
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Clark 804
The best approach is to have another offer from a better school on hand, and use this as leverage.
The best approach is to have another offer from a better school on hand, and use this as leverage.
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chicken so...
Generally speaking you'd need to be in a good negotiating position.

Yes, this means that an offer on-hand from another school can help.

But more broadly, you should be a better candidate than the others in the admissions pool. For example, having a higher than average GPA can help boost a school's statistics - which looks good to future applicants - so they may be more likely to give you something to hold onto you.

This can also apply to what kind of diversity you bring to the class - in terms of both where you're from and your professional background. Applicants from over-represented groups will probably be less likely to receive funding.
Generally speaking you'd need to be in a good negotiating position.

Yes, this means that an offer on-hand from another school can help.

But more broadly, you should be a better candidate than the others in the admissions pool. For example, having a higher than average GPA can help boost a school's statistics - which looks good to future applicants - so they may be more likely to give you something to hold onto you.

This can also apply to what kind of diversity you bring to the class - in terms of both where you're from and your professional background. Applicants from over-represented groups will probably be less likely to receive funding.
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