I am a HS senior who is currently planning on applying ED to Clarkson and looking to major in engineering.
I love the feel of the school as it is one of the only places where I can play my D3 sport.
But I am the winner of a 15k/yr junior award and also could get upwards of another 15k in various other scholarships they have (applying ED, FIRST robotics, SAE) etc.
but a realization just hit me. Do these scholarships mean anything? Or are they just displacing institutional need based grant money that I would get anyway? At Clarkson does merit scholarship stack on top of need based aid or is it just merit + FA = EFC?
Especially for something like the 2k/yr early decision incentive? (I love the school but it is a safety so I don’t have to worry about getting the admission help with ED)
Any answers would be greatly appreciated!