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Old 06-19-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I have applied to scholarships before through those big scholarship websites but up to this point I haven't applied to any directly through my school until recently. Mainly because this will be my 3rd semester at this school and I missed the Spring general scholarship deadline in March and also because I needed to bring my institutional GPA up to qualify for most of them and I didn't manage that until the second semester. My overall GPA factoring in my community college class grades was ok, just not the institutional from since I transferred.

Anyway I was emailed about a scholarship that I qualify for and the deadline was different from the others. It was announced back in February and the deadline was set for June 1st and then on top of that they extended it to June 15th (wonder why?). So, I applied.

I am just wondering if anyone knows how soon schools usually make decisions about scholarships once the deadline has passed, and if they will notify me if I am not chosen? Also, are scholarships usually awarded for an entire academic year or per semester? I couldn't find any info on this for this particular scholarship, the only thing I found was that it was not to exceed $5000 per year and was to supplement other aid.

I think I have a good shot at this one so I am kind of anxious because I am also short this year with other aid, so this would help a lot.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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I would say that they would let you know "soon" but when exactly is hard to say. All the scholarships work differently. The academic scholarships our kids got initially came with their acceptance letters--mostly in October and November. There were some other scholarships that they applied for that had on-campus interviews, etc. and they were notified of those about 3 weeks after the competition completed. Other scholarships came in March with their "aid" package--of which they go no aid but it listed other departmental scholarships they received.

For private scholarships, most of those were May notifications. I'm assuming since they extended the deadline for your scholarship that they either didn't have enough applicants or none of the applicants were qualified.

I would say by mid-July you should hear something but that is just a guess.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I would say that they would let you know "soon" but when exactly is hard to say. All the scholarships work differently. The academic scholarships our kids got initially came with their acceptance letters--mostly in October and November. There were some other scholarships that they applied for that had on-campus interviews, etc. and they were notified of those about 3 weeks after the competition completed. Other scholarships came in March with their "aid" package--of which they go no aid but it listed other departmental scholarships they received.

For private scholarships, most of those were May notifications. I'm assuming since they extended the deadline for your scholarship that they either didn't have enough applicants or none of the applicants were qualified.

I would say by mid-July you should hear something but that is just a guess.
Thanks. I hope it is soon but I would guess worst case scenario I'll know by August!

My birthday is in July, maybe I will get lucky. It's a scholarship tailored more for the non-traditional student and it seems like most students at my school are traditional so here's hoping there weren't many applicants for this one!
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