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Baylor's Invitation to Excellence Program, January 2019 (Faculty Scholarship Questions)

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Replies to: Baylor's Invitation to Excellence Program, January 2019 (Faculty Scholarship Questions)

  • valarrievalarrie Registered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    @PJ2019tx and @bvbfc09 I called Financial Aid after the extra Merit Scholarship was put in my daughter's account since there was no explanation with it. They suggested it was in lieu of the RG as per a new program. And I also talked with her admissions counselor but yes, very vague answers were given. Our dilemma is that DD was awarded a full tuition and fees scholarship from another university and her deadline to accept is March 9th. Baylor is her dream school so we are trying to make sure we have all the information before making our final decisions.
  • greendragonsgreendragons Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    My DD didnt get RG award.. She is NMF candidate with good GPA and Essay. @valarrie , how do you know that you got extra merit scholarship ?? Did they inform you or checked at baylor account ..??
  • valarrievalarrie Registered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    edited March 7
    @greendragons sorry to hear your DD didn't get the RG either...so disappointing with both of them being NMF, top SAT/ACT, etc :-( The email my DD received today spelled out the additional merit scholarship called the Achievement Gold that will stack on her President's Gold, so it got her very close to the RG Gold award, but we still were hoping/needing that little extra! Lots of prayer going on in our household on whether she takes the offer at the other university or her dream school of Baylor. The email came in her Baylor email account and the additional scholarship was listed in BearWeb.
  • greendragonsgreendragons Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    @valarrie Thanks for sharing the information. Did you ask for any additional merit scholership or they gave to you?

    Also Does anyone appeal for not getting RG ?? Please share your ideas.
    Thanks
  • BoyMama3BoyMama3 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    @greendragons my son also didn’t get the RG. He’s also a NMF. I asked about the appeal process and was told that is not possible. Still can’t believe the number of NMFs who didn’t get it. And I wish they would tell us why.
  • PJ2019txPJ2019tx Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Anyone been able to find out how many qualified students applied (BU accepted, NMF, went to i2e, filled out i2e application/essay, etc). Seems some highly qualified people are reporting no and only a few reporting yes so far.
  • ratsnotmiceratsnotmice Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    No RG here either :( NMF, 36 ACT, etc. A little disappointed, but still thankful for what we do have.
  • valarrievalarrie Registered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    Wow! So no RG from this thread? My DD has two local friends who are also NMF and had attended I2E and neither was awarded the RG or the Achievement Gold. Surely a head scratcher. We took a day trip to campus yesterday for my DD to attend a Baylor dance clinic and it just feels right for her.

    If you don’t mind me asking, how many of your students are committed to Baylor? Did not receiving the RG change their plans? My household is a bit divided when other schools have offered here more money...but I know we have to think about all aspects of the next 4 years and everything about Baylor fits with my DD’s goals. Such a hard decision! She’s our first we’re sending to college so we end up questioning everything.
  • dpBU23dpBU23 Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    @valarrie My S was awarded RG but it seems crazy how many were not. I’ve also seen one on this (or another) thread who was awarded the faculty scholarship. This is our second to send to college and our second to send to Baylor. feeling very blessed!
  • ratsnotmiceratsnotmice Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    @valarrie We are committed to Baylor as it fullfills all our requirements. We did recieve the Faculty Scholarship and we are so thankful. We were hoping for RG also for true COA. Of course we have been approached by other schools offering full rides, but still committed to Baylor. We are very blessed that we can afford without RG.
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