My daughter was invited to apply for the Farmer Scholarship. We were sort of surprised because, although her SATs were high and FIT offered her their highest academic scholarship, she felt lucky to get that.
I was curious if anyone knew how many people apply for this. The scholarship requires 2 recommendations, and one of the teachers who would give my daughter the best recommendation will be DEVASTATED to find out that my daughter is considering anyplace but UF (the teacher's alma mater), to which my daughter has also been accepted. The teacher bought candy for all the kids (3) in her class who got into UF! UF is, indeed, tops in my daughter's intended major, which is also this teacher's area of specialization, but we feel my daughter may need a smaller environment.
My daughter feels like she doesn't want to ask this teacher for a rec if she only has a slight chance of getting the scholarship. Therefore, if they sent it to hundreds of people, she'd probably get a different recommender. If it was only sent to a handful of top students, she would suck it up and ask this teacher.