On Thursday, April 26, I got mail from National Merit informing me that I was being offered a $1000 award from my sponsor college, the University of Arizona (my first choice that I named) but I have received previous mail directly from the University of Arizona that I am going to receive their National Scholars Award ($15,000/year). I am supposed to respond back to National Merit by May 9 to accept the award.
Will getting the $1000 mean I can't get the $15000? Should I accept or decline the $1000? Should I call National Merit or the University of Arizona about these questions if no one can help me?