Georgetown Scholarship/financial aid


sofiaM
Hey guys,

did anyone receive a scholarship/financial aid with their admissions offer?
Or do we need to apply to that seperately?

Thanks.
Hey guys,

did anyone receive a scholarship/financial aid with their admissions offer?
Or do we need to apply to that seperately?

Thanks.

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ad2900
Hi Sofia:

You need to apply separately for a couple of scholarships. For example the global health one requires you to write a separate essay. Apparently no decisions regarding financial aid has been made yet. I received an e-mail from g-town today saying that scholarship will be announced throughout April. I applied through the early action program, received my admission in December and still no news about the scholarship. I guess we will just have to bear with them...
Hi Sofia:

You need to apply separately for a couple of scholarships. For example the global health one requires you to write a separate essay. Apparently no decisions regarding financial aid has been made yet. I received an e-mail from g-town today saying that scholarship will be announced throughout April. I applied through the early action program, received my admission in December and still no news about the scholarship. I guess we will just have to bear with them...
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sofiaM
Thanks ad2900!

But this does not make sense as the deadline to respond to the decision is 1 April 2015. We need to know the decisions for scholarship prior to accepting the offer. The scholarship part has a big impact on my, and other people's, decision.

So we need to wait until after 1 April 2015?
Thanks ad2900!

But this does not make sense as the deadline to respond to the decision is 1 April 2015. We need to know the decisions for scholarship prior to accepting the offer. The scholarship part has a big impact on my, and other people's, decision.

So we need to wait until after 1 April 2015?

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ad2900
YES. We have to wait. We might even have to make the first non-refundable deposit without having any scholarship information. Without that information I don't think I can spend that money. Anyways, it's going to be a couple of interesting weeks and we are running out of time.
YES. We have to wait. We might even have to make the first non-refundable deposit without having any scholarship information. Without that information I don't think I can spend that money. Anyways, it's going to be a couple of interesting weeks and we are running out of time.
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Kitty-Su
Hey !

I got in at G-Town for IBEL, requested them for transfer to Tax. ANy clue whether that will happen ?
Hey !

I got in at G-Town for IBEL, requested them for transfer to Tax. ANy clue whether that will happen ?
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Hey !

I got in at G-Town for IBEL, requested them for transfer to Tax. ANy clue whether that will happen ?


hey Kitty-Su

Here's a quote from the Georgetown LLM FAQ:

"Students may also be able to switch between the more flexible (General, ILS or IBEL) degrees and those in Taxation or Securities, if those programs more closely reflect their interests."

You can read the entire explanation here: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/graduate-admissions/llm-degree-programs/frequently-asked-questions/admissions-process.cfm
<blockquote>Hey !

I got in at G-Town for IBEL, requested them for transfer to Tax. ANy clue whether that will happen ?
</blockquote>

hey Kitty-Su

Here's a quote from the Georgetown LLM FAQ:

"Students may also be able to switch between the more flexible (General, ILS or IBEL) degrees and those in Taxation or Securities, if those programs more closely reflect their interests."

You can read the entire explanation here: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/graduate-admissions/llm-degree-programs/frequently-asked-questions/admissions-process.cfm
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akris
Hey!

Any news on the scholarship?
Any idea about the procedure to defer it for a year?
Hey!

Any news on the scholarship?
Any idea about the procedure to defer it for a year?
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NOF
Thanks ad2900!

But this does not make sense as the deadline to respond to the decision is 1 April 2015. We need to know the decisions for scholarship prior to accepting the offer. The scholarship part has a big impact on my, and other people's, decision.

So we need to wait until after 1 April 2015?



I have been told that the Admissions Office will be focusing on scholarship matters in the next two weeks. I am hoping that the decisions will be issued before April 1st.

Does any of you have been awarded with a graduate tax scholarship yet?
<blockquote>Thanks ad2900!

But this does not make sense as the deadline to respond to the decision is 1 April 2015. We need to know the decisions for scholarship prior to accepting the offer. The scholarship part has a big impact on my, and other people's, decision.

So we need to wait until after 1 April 2015?

</blockquote>

I have been told that the Admissions Office will be focusing on scholarship matters in the next two weeks. I am hoping that the decisions will be issued before April 1st.

Does any of you have been awarded with a graduate tax scholarship yet?
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bokzzz
Hi guys,

I have just received my admission letter to IBEL at GULC and a separate message with a scholarship offer of 20K. Deadline is 15th of April.

I know how bad waiting is, but I guess they should start sending scholarship offers any time now. I am a Fulbright scholar and perhaps that's why I got it a bit sooner through the local Fulbright office. I'm also considering transfering to Tax as I am waiting to hear from other schools (20K might not be good enough for me).

Good luck to all of you! Fingers crossed!
Hi guys,

I have just received my admission letter to IBEL at GULC and a separate message with a scholarship offer of 20K. Deadline is 15th of April.

I know how bad waiting is, but I guess they should start sending scholarship offers any time now. I am a Fulbright scholar and perhaps that's why I got it a bit sooner through the local Fulbright office. I'm also considering transfering to Tax as I am waiting to hear from other schools (20K might not be good enough for me).

Good luck to all of you! Fingers crossed!
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Kats_K
Hi guys,

I have just received my admission letter to IBEL at GULC and a separate message with a scholarship offer of 20K. Deadline is 15th of April.

I know how bad waiting is, but I guess they should start sending scholarship offers any time now. I am a Fulbright scholar and perhaps that's why I got it a bit sooner through the local Fulbright office. I'm also considering transfering to Tax as I am waiting to hear from other schools (20K might not be good enough for me).

Good luck to all of you! Fingers crossed!


Congratulations!

Did you at any point seek financial aid from GULC or have you received a titled scholarship?
<blockquote>Hi guys,

I have just received my admission letter to IBEL at GULC and a separate message with a scholarship offer of 20K. Deadline is 15th of April.

I know how bad waiting is, but I guess they should start sending scholarship offers any time now. I am a Fulbright scholar and perhaps that's why I got it a bit sooner through the local Fulbright office. I'm also considering transfering to Tax as I am waiting to hear from other schools (20K might not be good enough for me).

Good luck to all of you! Fingers crossed!</blockquote>

Congratulations!

Did you at any point seek financial aid from GULC or have you received a titled scholarship?
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bokzzz
Kats_K,

My application as a fulbright scholar went through a NYC based officer of IIE. I made it clear that I need scholarships to be able to afford GULC or NYU and he must have communicated this in some way.
I have not applied specifically for the public interest or global health scholarships as my background and interests are different. (I applied for the Hauser at NYU, but have not heard from them yet).
Kats_K,

My application as a fulbright scholar went through a NYC based officer of IIE. I made it clear that I need scholarships to be able to afford GULC or NYU and he must have communicated this in some way.
I have not applied specifically for the public interest or global health scholarships as my background and interests are different. (I applied for the Hauser at NYU, but have not heard from them yet).
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You will be able to defer the enrollment for the next year, but not the scholarship. At least this is how it works for the tax program

Hey!

Any news on the scholarship?
Any idea about the procedure to defer it for a year?
You will be able to defer the enrollment for the next year, but not the scholarship. At least this is how it works for the tax program

<blockquote>Hey!

Any news on the scholarship?
Any idea about the procedure to defer it for a year?
</blockquote>
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ad2900
Bad news. They got back to me saying that they couldn't offer me a scholarship at the time, but maybe after April 1st, when they confirm the class.
Bad news. They got back to me saying that they couldn't offer me a scholarship at the time, but maybe after April 1st, when they confirm the class.
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sofiaM
I have to ask, am I the only one that thinks that Georgetown's scholarship system is weird?

Nowhere in my application to GU via LSAC did I have the chance to explain my needs for Scholarship. So how will they know who needs it and who doesn't? Based on the country of one's origin?

This is all very absurd.
I have to ask, am I the only one that thinks that Georgetown's scholarship system is weird?

Nowhere in my application to GU via LSAC did I have the chance to explain my needs for Scholarship. So how will they know who needs it and who doesn't? Based on the country of one's origin?

This is all very absurd.
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ad2900
So today they clarified something. The global health scholarship (and I would assume all the other specialized scholarships as well) are still being decided and the decisions are pending.

This means that if you didn't apply for any of the specialized scholarships/fellowships the chances you will get a scholarship at this point are really low. Particularly because many people have already received good merit awards.
So today they clarified something. The global health scholarship (and I would assume all the other specialized scholarships as well) are still being decided and the decisions are pending.

This means that if you didn't apply for any of the specialized scholarships/fellowships the chances you will get a scholarship at this point are really low. Particularly because many people have already received good merit awards.
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For the tax program they have merit-based scholarships, but not needed-based. And for that you don't need to ask about people's needs. Thought I don't know about other programs.

I have to ask, am I the only one that thinks that Georgetown's scholarship system is weird?

Nowhere in my application to GU via LSAC did I have the chance to explain my needs for Scholarship. So how will they know who needs it and who doesn't? Based on the country of one's origin?

This is all very absurd.
For the tax program they have merit-based scholarships, but not needed-based. And for that you don't need to ask about people's needs. Thought I don't know about other programs.

<blockquote>I have to ask, am I the only one that thinks that Georgetown's scholarship system is weird?

Nowhere in my application to GU via LSAC did I have the chance to explain my needs for Scholarship. So how will they know who needs it and who doesn't? Based on the country of one's origin?

This is all very absurd.</blockquote>
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Kats_K
Kats_K,

My application as a fulbright scholar went through a NYC based officer of IIE. I made it clear that I need scholarships to be able to afford GULC or NYU and he must have communicated this in some way.
I have not applied specifically for the public interest or global health scholarships as my background and interests are different. (I applied for the Hauser at NYU, but have not heard from them yet).


Thanks!

I would like to add some info i received in a mail from Ashley Pyon, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, in repsonse to my mail re scholarship decisions. The response read as follows:

"We have noted your interest for a scholarship. The scholarship considers all admitted applicants for a scholarship and will make offers through April and on a funding availability basis."
<blockquote>Kats_K,

My application as a fulbright scholar went through a NYC based officer of IIE. I made it clear that I need scholarships to be able to afford GULC or NYU and he must have communicated this in some way.
I have not applied specifically for the public interest or global health scholarships as my background and interests are different. (I applied for the Hauser at NYU, but have not heard from them yet).</blockquote>

Thanks!

I would like to add some info i received in a mail from Ashley Pyon, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, in repsonse to my mail re scholarship decisions. The response read as follows:

"We have noted your interest for a scholarship. The scholarship considers all admitted applicants for a scholarship and will make offers through April and on a funding availability basis."
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ad2900
Bad news. They got back to me saying that they couldn't offer me a scholarship at the time, but maybe after April 1st, when they confirm the class.


So, it turned out that it was totally worth waiting! I got a FULL tuition award which I understand it's very rare. Super happy. Keeping my fingers crossed for people who are still waiting for financial aid decisions.
<blockquote>Bad news. They got back to me saying that they couldn't offer me a scholarship at the time, but maybe after April 1st, when they confirm the class. </blockquote>

So, it turned out that it was totally worth waiting! I got a FULL tuition award which I understand it's very rare. Super happy. Keeping my fingers crossed for people who are still waiting for financial aid decisions.
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bokzzz
ad2900,
That is so cool, congrats!!!
ad2900,
That is so cool, congrats!!!
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LLMmmm
Hello all,
Hope some of you are still registered to this thread, although you have finished your LL.M. by now! I'm applying for a general merit scholarship and was wondering the type of information relevant in the supplementary documentation, as there is no explanation on GT's website re: what they're looking for. I'm wondering if I should put a budget, explain my financial situation and/or adopt a more merit-based approach. Thank you in advance,
Hello all,
Hope some of you are still registered to this thread, although you have finished your LL.M. by now! I'm applying for a general merit scholarship and was wondering the type of information relevant in the supplementary documentation, as there is no explanation on GT's website re: what they're looking for. I'm wondering if I should put a budget, explain my financial situation and/or adopt a more merit-based approach. Thank you in advance,
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