If you have any questions, let me know and I'd be happy to answer.
For LGBT applicants, I highly encourage you to consider reflecting on your experience as sexual minorities in your personal statement, particularly if that experience lends itself to your justification for applying to law school or to specific programs. If you have questions about how I went about this in my applications, I'd love to talk to you. I am pretty confident that it helped give my applications a memorable face.
Best wishes to each of you.
Scholarships are in 3-year totals.
11/08/11 - Accepted to Washburn via phone call (which was really nice, I might add). Offered full-tuition scholarship from their advocacy center a week later. Excited to take a look.
11/17/11 - Accepted to the University of Missouri-Kansas City after an interview with a faculty member. Great visit. Left with really positive feelings. Offered in-state tuition and $12,000 on top.
11/17/11 - Accepted to the University of Cincinnati via email. They have some pretty impressive programs and interesting residency programs if you are willing to live in KY. Offered $15,000, which really is a solid deal given cost of living in Cincinnati.
12/05/11 - Accepted to the University of Iowa via status checker. Email came shortly after. Sounds like a phenomenal school in a great town. Got the official letter and additional information the next day.
12/15/11 - Accepted to Hofstra University via status checker. Official letter came in the mail a few days later. Offered $75,000 with a top 40% stipulation. Also submitted an application for their LGBT Rights Fellowship, so hopefully that works out, too! (Edit: Was later offered the LGBT Rights Fellowship and $120,000. It was really hard to turn this down.)
1/6/12 - Accepted to the University of Kansas via phone call. Offered a $7,500 scholarship. I'm a Jayhawk at heart, so this one was exciting. Rock Chalk! (Edit: Was later offered $30,000 to sway my decision from other schools. Was given $6,000 more when the year started; KU is great!)
2/4/12 - Accepted to UC Davis via email! This is out of control and an incredible honor. Unbelievable. There are no words to describe this feeling. So grateful for this opportunity. (Edit: Was later offered the Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship, an in-state grant, and a need-based grant, totaling $111,300. Turning this down was the hardest thing I have ever done. For many reasons, California and UC Davis just didn't feel right to me.)
2/10/12 - Accepted to Indiana University - Bloomington via email. This is another really big surprise. Was offered $15,000 scholarship. Very excited about this. The Kinsey Institute is here!
3/23/12 - Waitlisted at Washington University in St. Louis. The first non-acceptance is a bummer.
4/12/12 - Waitlisted at Brooklyn Law School. I actually forgot I applied here. No big deal. I only applied because it was free.
4/12/12 - Waitlisted at Arizona State. I'm not going to take the time to fill out the waitlist form.
This ends my cycle. Overall, I'm pretty pleased. I got accepted to some really great schools and have been offered some great scholarships. I am happy to say I will be attending the University of Kansas in the fall. Rock Chalk, baby!