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Anyone who gets $2500 scholarship post here

eagleraycheagleraych Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
Hey I'm sure anyone who is in the running for the $2500 scholarship would like to know when people receive them, so if you do, please let us know. Thanks :)
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  • mommusicmommusic Registered User Posts: 8,301 Senior Member
    S got his letter today. What a nice surprise!
  • soadquake981soadquake981 Registered User Posts: 1,574 Senior Member
    Got mine today! It was for MIT, though, where I was rejected... I need to change my top school choice once I commit to a school.
  • book_wormbook_worm Registered User Posts: 766 Member
    Got mine today!

    Am I misunderstanding the April 7 deadline to reply as meaning that we must permanently choose a college to attend by that date?
  • soadquake981soadquake981 Registered User Posts: 1,574 Senior Member
    I think that's what it means. It worries me a bit.
  • bringbackplutobringbackpluto Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    S. got his today from National Merit Corp. :)
  • mommusicmommusic Registered User Posts: 8,301 Senior Member
    bookworm--NO! It says you can change your college by May 1, but they do need something back from you by April 7 for their announcement purposes. Or if you say no, so they can award the money to someone else, I suppose.
  • aznjunioraznjunior Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    I got it today
  • aireginairegin Registered User Posts: 205 Junior Member
    Darn I hate when this happens. It'll still take 2 weeks for the letter to reach my country.
  • fansunfansun Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    MIT gives National Merit Scholarships?
  • mom22girlsmom22girls Registered User Posts: 377 Member
    second that MIT question... I thought MIT did NOT accept/give national merit scholarships.

    Can anyone clarify?
  • book_wormbook_worm Registered User Posts: 766 Member
    ^ The $2500 one-time award can be used at any college in the US - the money comes from National Merit Corp, not the college itself.
  • mazewanderermazewanderer Registered User Posts: 1,399 Senior Member
    To add to what book_worm says:

    There are three sources of National Merit Scholarships.
    1) Corporations give scholarships mainly to children of employees but there are some exceptions i.e. people who live in a certain area or want to specialize in certain fields. The awards are determined by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Staff using the criteria given by the donor. These scholarships can be one time or spread over 4 years.
    2) NMSC itself gives 2500 scholarships of $2500 each. These are one time scholarships determined by a NMSC committee.
    3) Colleges can give their own NM scholarships.

    The first two types (Corporate and NMSC's own $2500 scholarship) can be used at any accredited institution within the US. You could use it Harvard or Chico State or UCF etc etc. The money is sent to the institution you choose and they will act as intermediary. So if you choose MIT and get the scholarship, NMSC will send the money to MIT and MIT will give it to you.

    The third scholarship is given the college or university. Obviously Arizona State or University of Chicago (who give a very small NM scholarship) will not give you money to go to a different school. So you have commit to attending that school for them to give you the money. So these scholarships are tied to a particular donor school.

    MIT does not award any scholarship out of its own money, but will allow you to receive money from any other source.

    Hope this clarifies.
  • mom22girlsmom22girls Registered User Posts: 377 Member
    Thanks mazwanderer - definitely clarifies for me.
  • Anonymous93Anonymous93 Registered User Posts: 1,355 Senior Member
    I got it too. I didn't know they only gave out 2,500 $2500 scholarships.
  • eagleraycheagleraych Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    yay I got one yesterday :)
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