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Is a partial scholarship a bad sign re: fellowship chances?

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Is a partial scholarship a bad sign re: fellowship chances? [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 11:37
Good afternoon all,

I've received word from four of my six Consortium schools so far. Very excited to have been admitted to two: Michigan and Georgetown.

I'm wondering whether you guys think the fact that Michigan offered a $30k scholarship at the time of admission means the school has decided against offering me a fellowship. It makes sense if so. Why would Michigan offer a partial scholarship and then later offer a full-ride fellowship? Instead, I think it's likely the school decided "he's not going to get a fellowship, so let's offer him this scholarship instead."

Georgetown, on the other hand, wrote in its letter that as a Consortium applicant, I would receive word about any financial aid in March. That seems like a better omen for a fellowship.

I don't mean to seem ungrateful for the Michigan scholarship! I was very excited to get it. Just wondering about the club's thoughts on a possible relationship with fellowship offers.
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Re: Is a partial scholarship a bad sign re: fellowship chances? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2014, 09:32
astryker wrote:
Good afternoon all,

I've received word from four of my six Consortium schools so far. Very excited to have been admitted to two: Michigan and Georgetown.

I'm wondering whether you guys think the fact that Michigan offered a $30k scholarship at the time of admission means the school has decided against offering me a fellowship. It makes sense if so. Why would Michigan offer a partial scholarship and then later offer a full-ride fellowship? Instead, I think it's likely the school decided "he's not going to get a fellowship, so let's offer him this scholarship instead."

Georgetown, on the other hand, wrote in its letter that as a Consortium applicant, I would receive word about any financial aid in March. That seems like a better omen for a fellowship.

I don't mean to seem ungrateful for the Michigan scholarship! I was very excited to get it. Just wondering about the club's thoughts on a possible relationship with fellowship offers.


Depends on where you ranked Michigan. If you ranked them #1 then its a clear sign that you didn't get the fellowship since they have the option to do that now if you place them first. The Georgetown letter is a standard reply. I wouldn't read too much into it.
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Re: Is a partial scholarship a bad sign re: fellowship chances? [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2014, 10:09
Hey all!

Just thought I'd update this post now that it's all shaken out. Michigan did, in fact, come back and offer the Consortium fellowship -- much to my surprise! So it might not be a universal rule, but for what it's worth, my experience has been that just because a school offers you a partial scholarship up front doesn't mean that it won't also offer the full Consortium fellowship after the "draft."
Re: Is a partial scholarship a bad sign re: fellowship chances?   [#permalink] 13 Jun 2014, 10:09
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