I sent in an update to washu telling them that i was intel finalist, but i don't know if the scholarship committee (danforth and the science one) recieved the update. Do you think i should send another update specifically to the scholarship committees to insure that this update is in my app?
don't know whether it's too late or not, but I can tell you these two things:
---last year when my son (who is at Wash U now) was applying to 10 schools, Wash U was the only school I could call and say "do you have this" and they would be able to within 10 seconds pull his file and say yes or no. Everywhere else was like "you have no idea how much mail we get, we're sorting as fast as we can, so sorry but I can't really tell you."
---if you want to know what the admissions office has and doesn't have, call them, and ask specifically do you need to do anything extra so scholarship committee sees the info about Intel
When my son went up a few years back for the engineering scholarship weekend they paid for the plane ticket and put all the kids in a hotel the first night. The next night (maybe 2, I can't remember), they stayed with a host student in a dorm. Everything was paid for.
WashU picks up the expenses for Scholars Interview Weekend. They will arrange for airline tickets, transfer you back and forth to the airport, give you a meal card to use, usually arrange for you to stay in a dorm with an upperclass person in the same Scholars Program. The weekend consists of a series of meetings, social events and interviews. A word to the wise - consider the entire weekend and all of the events to be one continuous interview. Invitations should be coming out shortly and recipients are notified shortly after the weekend.
There are two Scholarship weekends as follows - March 22-25 and March 29-April 1. To the best of my knowledge the schedule is as follows:
From the WashU website:
On-Campus Interviews for Finalists
A faculty committee will conduct personal interviews with the finalists for the Compton, Mylonas, Moog, and Lien scholarships. To remain eligible for the scholarships, finalists will need to come to Washington University March 29 - April 1, 2007 for the interview and related activities. The University will pay all expenses for the finalists during these four days
Conway/Proetz Scholarships—Art; Fitzgibbon Scholarship; Dean’s Scholarship Program in Business; Ervin, Danforth, Rodriguez
Finalists, chosen by the Scholarship Committee, will be invited to Washington University for personal interviews with the faculty committee. To remain eligible for the scholarships, finalists will need to come to Washington University March 22 - 25, 2007 for the interview and related activities. Washington University will pay all expenses for this trip to St. Louis.