BMathersPSU (2016-2017)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Accepted A $156,000 10/18/16 10/19/16 10/20/16 10/21/16 1 year
University of Pittsburgh F graph Accepted W $84,000 11/30/16 12/01/16 12/01/16 01/06/17 1 year
University of Maryland F graph Accepted W $45,000 09/28/16 09/29/16 10/20/16 02/14/17 1 year
Rutgers Law School F graph Accepted W $42,000 03/09/17 03/10/17 03/10/17 03/21/17 1 year
Drexel University F graph Accepted W $131,800 09/28/16 09/29/16 -- -- 1 year
Georgia State University F graph Accepted W 10/24/16 10/24/16 10/24/16 11/22/16 1 year
Villanova University F graph Waitlisted W 10/17/16 10/19/16 10/20/16 12/16/16 1 year
Seton Hall University F graph Accepted W $60,000 09/28/16 09/29/16 -- 11/29/16 1 year
Temple University F graph Waitlisted 10/25/16 10/25/16 10/26/16 01/19/17 1 year
Ohio State University F graph Waitlisted 10/16/16 10/16/16 11/15/16 -- 1 year
University of Tennessee Knoxville F graph Waitlisted 10/31/16 11/01/16 11/01/16 12/08/16 1 year
University of Akron F graph Accepted W $57,000 10/19/16 10/20/16 10/20/16 11/07/16 1 year

Applicant Information

Penn State University
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

- Severe TBI survivor of 11+ years

- Included GPA addendum to explain for my first 3 semesters GPA (medical + other stuff). Otherwise, GPA would be more around 3.5+... My college grades had an upward trend, with a 4.0 during my final semester (after a 2.67 and 2.7 freshman year)

- Minors in history and sociology, certificate in TESOL

- Business owner since 2012, along with teaching part-time


10/21: Full tuition scholarship to Dickinson Law (Penn State)! Heard back 2 days after going complete - caught me by surprise

11/7: Accepted at Akron Law. $19k/yr (80%), no stips. Withdrew application

11/22: Accepted at Georgia State Law. No scholarship info yet.

11/29: Accepted at Seton Hall. $15k/yr ship. 2.8 stip = no bueno. After review, only bumped their offer up by $5k/yr (totalling $20k/yr with a stip)
- Withdrew App from Seton Hall (1/27)

12/8: WL'ed at UTK. I am at their median LSAT, a few tenths of a point below their median GPA

12/9: WL'ed at tOSU

12/16: WL'ed at Villanova. Was accepted there on a $35k/yr scholarship last year, WL'ed this year. Does that make any sense???

1/6:. Accepted at Pitt Law. Scholarship info to come. I received my acceptance email at 3:40 AM
**UPDATE: Dean's Scholarship - $20k/yr, renewable with a 2.8 GPA (I would have in-state tuition)

1/13:. Accepted to Drexel Law. Near full -- tuition is $43k/yr, I was given $40k/yr, no stips, and a first year $1300 book stipend

1/27: Accepted at Penn State Law. Full-tuition scholarship, no strings attached

2/9: Just was bumped up to a 100% tuition scholly at Drexel

2/11: Just was offered a $15,000 stipend, beyond a 100% tuition scholly, at Penn State - Dickinson!!!! Woohoo!

2/14: Accepted at UMD! $15k/yr ship - OOS tuition

3/6: Pitt bumped ship to $22k/yr, making tuition $11k/yr.

3/21: Accepted at Rutgers. $14k/yr ship - OOS tuition

3/22: Withdrew full-tuition scholarships from Drexel and Penn State Law. Tough decision, but hoping it helps out someone on the WL, or needing more money to financially make it a reality! Also withdrew from Rutgers.

4/7: Pitt increased scholarship to $28k/yr, making in-state tuition $4500/yr. They also dropped all conditions to renew.

4/8: Withdrew offer from UMD

4/10: Withdrew offer from Pitt

I am honored to say that I am officially a JD candidate at the Penn State Dickinson College of Law Class of 2020!

Visitor Comments

  • Ohio State
  • Thursday, July 14 2016 at 01:29 AM

It was bitter sweet because they were incredibly kind throughout the process and I loved the law school itself. However, as a Boise State Bronco first, the little sister of the poor sticking it to big bad O-H was kind of funny.

- BoiseBronco92
  • Monday, December 05 2016 at 02:13 PM

Heard anything from GA State? Waiting to hear about scholarship info as well!

- Nor02
  • Tuesday, December 13 2016 at 05:23 PM

Thanks! Yeah, Charlotte is out of the question for sure. Hopefully GA state will be less stingy :)

- Nor02
  • Wednesday, January 25 2017 at 04:45 PM

Waiting on GSU... heard anything yet?

- Nor02
  • Tuesday, January 31 2017 at 03:46 PM

No, I didn't get the IP scholarship email. Odd, though, I'm not all that interested in IP law.

- Nor02
  • Friday, February 10 2017 at 04:27 PM

Just got my scholly info from GSU

- Nor02
  • PSU Dickinson Stipend
  • Saturday, February 11 2017 at 08:30 PM

Congrats on the stipend! Did you negotiate the stipend or was it awarded to you with no negotiation? Thanks!

- jdpotential
  • Monday, February 13 2017 at 11:21 PM

That's great to hear! I hope all goes well for you with the remainder of your cycle!

- jdpotential
  • Dickinson
  • Tuesday, February 28 2017 at 01:41 PM

Congratulations on the stipend! Is that for each year or a total of all three years?

- tlremington13

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