11/11--The majority of my applications are now in but I'm intending on applying to a few more schools in the very near future...I just wish apps weren't so pricey seeing as volunteering does not leave me with a lot of extra funding. Love the fee waivers, even the ones that are a hidden surprise...
11/15--Time to start researching scholarship opportunities! Anyone have any suggestions?
11/21-- In at FSU (via snail mail) and MSU (via email) so far!
11/25-- I received a full-tuition Trustee Scholarship from MSU!!! I got a very nice phone call from the law school this afternoon and then received the official paperwork in the mail this evening. I'm still in a state of shock and so did not see this coming!
12/05-- I'm officially not a huge fan of playing the waiting game now...and it's only the beginning of December! Good thing the majority of my schools don't have a status checker or I would be a basket case!
12/08-- I'm now kind of wishing I put in apps at a few other schools...Ugh, I hate the what ifs/what could've been thoughts...
12/09-- In at UF--via snail mail!
1/13-- I was accepted into Boston University Law School!!! The 21st best law school in the nation. So exciting! They called me to personally to let me know, but sadly I was busy with work and only got to hear the voicemail...but I thought it was wonderful for them to take the time to call.
1/14-- When it rains, it pours! I was accepted at into Cardozo with a $28k reknewable scholarship (half-tuition) via a very nice phone call.
1/15-- More good news--In at Washington & Lee--via snail mail!
1/26-- Got a nice phone call from Alabama to inform me that I have been accepted into their law school and also given a full-tuition scholarship! Although it's in the heart of the south, their higher ranking and reputation has given me a lot to think about.
2/2-- Received a phone call from Florida State to let me know that I was awarded a $7k/5k/5k scholarship. This is great since FSU has one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation. I've visited the campus, toured the law school, attended classes and talked with students and professors, and I loved every minute of it!
2/3-- Words truly cannot explain the way I feel right now...I have been accepted into Cornell Law School!!!!!!! This amazing cycle has truly shown me the beauty and importance of reaching for the stars, no matter how far away they may seem :)
2/13-- Yay! Half-tuition scholarship at Washington & Lee!
2/18-- Participated in a W&L Law On-Line Chat--very informative. And finalized the plans for my Big Apple law school visit to Cardozo!
2/23-- In at Indiana with a $45k total scholarship! I have also finalized the plans for my Cornell visit during their Diversity Weekend and Admitted Students Day. So excited!!!
4/18-- It's been a while since I've updated, so to pick up where I left off...
1) I visited Cardozo during their Admitted Student Day. It was a nice school and I love NYC. And although tempting...I just don't think I would want to do my three years in the big city.
2) I was hosted by UA Law to visit the school. They went above and beyond to express how much they want me to attend. I even had a personal one-on-one meeting with the Dean of the law school and my scholarship was extended to more than full-tuition.
3) I attended Cornell's Diversity Weekend/Admitted Students Day and it was absolutely wonderful! I loved the campus, the students, the faculty. The only thing that worries me is the cost of attendance...
4) In at Baylor, WL at Georgia.
5) I visited FSU again to meet with the deans and inquire about further scholarship opportunities as I would like to continue my time in Florida, seeing I currently work in the state and have loved ones that live here. The dean said they would be more than happy and open to match other scholarship offers.
6) I received my financial award package from Cornell and was offered a $63,300 scholarship!!!!!!!! There truly are no words.
4/22-- I called USC to inquire about the status of my application and they said a decision had been made in March but was sent to the wrong address...Since they cannot disclose their decisions via email or phone, I will just have to wait patiently for its arrival. And then my cycle will be complete!
4/29-- I've officially withdrawn from schools--and I must admit--it's a little hard to say goodbye...
5/1-- I received an email from Cornell stating that they received my seat deposit and my place in their J.D. class has been reserved. Followed by an expression of thanks for picking CLS and looking forward to seeing me in the fall. It's official! I am now a part of the Cornell Law School Class of 2012 and I could not be happier!!!