You could mention the scholarship as an "award" in an update if it's a merit-based scholarship. Make it formal by using the full name of the scholarship/fellowship and if you want, use a % value instead of the $ amount, then re-iterate your interest in the WL school.
If you do this, control your expectations - while it may help you off the WL, don't expect the school to make a quicker decision on you. You're just one person on the WL and the WL is a tool to round out the class. If you make it sound like "make a decision now before I have to commit to this other school with a deposit" they may simply react with "take the scholarship."
Any other opinions on this? I'm definitely not the authority.
Yeah, I certainly wasn't going to approach it as a make a decision ASAP and treat me special!!
In all honesty, I submitted a deposit, because you have the option to interview for the top tier scholarships, and while I don't like throwing $1500 down the drain, ultimately I may rather be at another school based on where my fiancée ends up. (Obviously that can't work in any UNC v Duke leveraging
Yes, the scholarships are merit-based. I don't have formal names, unfortunately because they don't assign them until after R2. Also, I thought that when reporting, you should not mention other schools by name, or is that not the case?
Anyway, any other opinions? I'm curious on the $$ vx. % reporting.
I hate this 'rounding out the class' nonsense. I've met a few other docs on the interview trail, and we joked that only one of us are going to be accepted per school or waitlisted in lieu of each other.
Thanks for the input, CobraKai, and big congrats on Johnson!