Scholarship Chances


gdeschamps

I am 24 years old and graduated with a 3.76 GPA (second of my class) in Mexico. I scored 108 on the IBT TOEFL (29, 28, 23, 28) and by the time I intend to begin my LLM studies I will have two years of graduate working experience in a publicly traded Mexican company (I previously worked for more than a year as an intern in a top-ranked law firm in Mexico).
I have no publications.

What are my chances of getting a scholarship, grant or waiver of tuition (full or partial) from the law school for the following LLMs?

1. NYU
2. Penn
3. UC Berkeley
4. Northwestern
5. Georgetown
6. UT Austin
7. UCLA
8. USC

I will have around $60,000.00 of my own available to cover tuition, expenses, etc.

Thank you.

I am 24 years old and graduated with a 3.76 GPA (second of my class) in Mexico. I scored 108 on the IBT TOEFL (29, 28, 23, 28) and by the time I intend to begin my LLM studies I will have two years of graduate working experience in a publicly traded Mexican company (I previously worked for more than a year as an intern in a top-ranked law firm in Mexico).
I have no publications.

What are my chances of getting a scholarship, grant or waiver of tuition (full or partial) from the law school for the following LLMs?

1. NYU
2. Penn
3. UC Berkeley
4. Northwestern
5. Georgetown
6. UT Austin
7. UCLA
8. USC

I will have around $60,000.00 of my own available to cover tuition, expenses, etc.

Thank you.
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bokzzz

I think you have great chances of getting admitted with a scholarship. Your credentials look fantastic and 60k is quite enough if you get a scholarship of 20K.
Hope your personal statement and recommendations are good and you will definitely get some good offers. Good luck!

I think you have great chances of getting admitted with a scholarship. Your credentials look fantastic and 60k is quite enough if you get a scholarship of 20K.
Hope your personal statement and recommendations are good and you will definitely get some good offers. Good luck!
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beeeteee

Only real problem I see is that most of these universities require you have at least 25 in each section of the TOEFL exam.

So you might look into this, seeing as you scored 23 in a section.

Only real problem I see is that most of these universities require you have at least 25 in each section of the TOEFL exam.

So you might look into this, seeing as you scored 23 in a section.
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Shinysng

I am 24 years old and graduated with a 3.76 GPA (second of my class) in Mexico. I scored 108 on the IBT TOEFL (29, 28, 23, 28) and by the time I intend to begin my LLM studies I will have two years of graduate working experience in a publicly traded Mexican company (I previously worked for more than a year as an intern in a top-ranked law firm in Mexico).
I have no publications.

What are my chances of getting a scholarship, grant or waiver of tuition (full or partial) from the law school for the following LLMs?

1. NYU
2. Penn
3. UC Berkeley
4. Northwestern
5. Georgetown
6. UT Austin
7. UCLA
8. USC

I will have around $60,000.00 of my own available to cover tuition, expenses, etc.

Thank you.


It appears that you already have good amount of money available so why are you worrying about the scholarship. You won't need more than 60k for tuition fee including the study material for LLM at least in Berkeley and UCLA. Just that your other living expenses have to be taken care of with some more money. UCLA might offer you scholarship, Berkeley has very few scholarships to offer so lesser chances in case of Berkeley LLM. About other schools i don't know much ... Well from the details you've shared (about your academic performance) it looks like you have good chances of getting a scholarship.
Good luck!!

<blockquote>I am 24 years old and graduated with a 3.76 GPA (second of my class) in Mexico. I scored 108 on the IBT TOEFL (29, 28, 23, 28) and by the time I intend to begin my LLM studies I will have two years of graduate working experience in a publicly traded Mexican company (I previously worked for more than a year as an intern in a top-ranked law firm in Mexico).
I have no publications.

What are my chances of getting a scholarship, grant or waiver of tuition (full or partial) from the law school for the following LLMs?

1. NYU
2. Penn
3. UC Berkeley
4. Northwestern
5. Georgetown
6. UT Austin
7. UCLA
8. USC

I will have around $60,000.00 of my own available to cover tuition, expenses, etc.

Thank you.</blockquote>

It appears that you already have good amount of money available so why are you worrying about the scholarship. You won't need more than 60k for tuition fee including the study material for LLM at least in Berkeley and UCLA. Just that your other living expenses have to be taken care of with some more money. UCLA might offer you scholarship, Berkeley has very few scholarships to offer so lesser chances in case of Berkeley LLM. About other schools i don't know much ... Well from the details you've shared (about your academic performance) it looks like you have good chances of getting a scholarship.
Good luck!!
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bokzzz

I would'n worry too much about the 2 points under the speaking requirement minimum. You have great GPA, high overall TOEFL, experience - provided you did well with PS and LoR you will be able to choose from your most desired schools = )))

I would'n worry too much about the 2 points under the speaking requirement minimum. You have great GPA, high overall TOEFL, experience - provided you did well with PS and LoR you will be able to choose from your most desired schools = )))
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