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Scholarship Offer from Medical School

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by phatfrog55, May 14, 2014.

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  1. phatfrog55

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    I received a phone call yesterday from one of the medical schools I applied to indicating that I have been accepted and that they are offering me a full tuition scholarship for all four years. They further indicated that they will not provide me with a letter about my scholarship until I accept their offer of admission. Is this normal? Please provide any feedback you can regarding this type of situation, as I have never dealt with this type of situation. Additionally, would such a scholarship be rescinded if I did not meet certain academic requirements?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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  3. tantacles

    tantacles Lifetime Donor SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

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    They offered you a scholarship, and they want to give it to someone else if you don't accept it. The ball is in your court! It doesn't particularly matter whether this is normal or not; you have to decide whether the scholarship is worth it to you.

    And yes, they might rescind the scholarship. Perhaps you should call them back up and ask what the academic requirements for the scholarship are!
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2014
  4. Microglia

    Microglia 2+ Year Member

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    This sounds kind of sketch to me. But I'm sure they'd hold to their word. If I were you though, I'd email them and ask if the scholarship was guaranteed, in order to get some written proof.
     
  5. mvenus929

    mvenus929 10+ Year Member

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    Have you not accepted your acceptance at all yet, or are they saying they won't provide the letter until you withdraw from other schools. If the former, than that makes complete sense and the only reason I can see you hesitating is if you were about to drop the acceptance anyway. If it's the latter, yeah, it seems a little weird.
     
  6. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    What academic requirement are you concerned you will not meet?
     

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