I got in! Philip Evans scholarship finalist?

<p>I'm so excited! This is amazing! they're offering to take me there for free!</p>

<p>I <3 Swarthmore!</p>

<p>Congrats Encomium! Awesome news</p>

<p>That's great. How did you hear?</p>

<p>thank you! it said official acceptances are scheduled to arrive on Monday, March 28--</p>

<p>(i got a fedex package)</p>

<p>oooh. that's exciting. Congratulations on the acceptance and the scholarship!</p>

<p>the scholarship isn't definite...I'm a finalist, interviews are the week of April 10th-12th...</p>

<p>Encomium, that is a great honor. My son knows 2 Philip Evans Scholars. They are extraordinary people. Wow, I am sooo impressed!!!!!</p>

<p>Encomium, they will take you to NYC, you stay at the Hilton in Times Square if you get in. That is part of their wooing (well, orientation) for Philip Evans Scholars....</p>

<p>One friend of my son got that because he started a nationwide ESL school for Chinese immigrants. Another one is a Indian (American Indian) and a well-known activist and a reputed artist already. She also has a degree in Film (at the age of 19)..wow!!</p>

<p>Really? I feel so weird...it's a great honor, i feel so undeserving.</p>

<p>Oh drop it, Encomium. I've seen your essays and read about your accomplishments. I do hope you get it and decide to go to Swarthmore. It will be a great honor to get it....the Evans Scholarship also involves summer internships.</p>

<p>thank you so much achat! swarthmore has really gone up on my list. if i win this scholarship i'll be something special at swarthmore, whereas if say i went to columbia or something like that, i'd be just another cog in the machine.</p>

<p>Wow EncomiumII that is so wonderful!!! Congratulations!!! You must be on cloud 9.</p>

<p>I am so excited/nervous at the same time, the interviews are in april wooo! i was just happy to get into swarthmore, but swarthmore AND this is quite an extra boost</p>

<p>Encomium, not to make you more nervous - this sort of reminds me of the Morehead scholarship at UNC. This is perhaps not as well-known as the Morehead but the intention is the same. They want leaders from many fields, athletics, extraordinary community service, activism etc.</p>

<p>I got it too!!! I would love to talk to the other finalist about it</p>

<p>Sure, I don't like to put my AIM or e-mail on here though...but for some reason I don't seem to be able to PM you. Can you enable that?</p>

<p>i wonder when the rejections will come...</p>

<p>Enco- are you from the Philly area? Because I thought I read somewhere that only people who live near Philly have a chance at scholarships at Swat, not sure though...</p>

<p>No, the Philip Evans is for everyone and is based on extraordinary achievement. The one you are referring to is a need-based thing for residents of the DelMarva peninsula.</p>

<p>Here is a website explaining the Philip Evans scholarship as well as current students and alumni.
<a href="http://www.philipevansscholars.org/index.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.philipevansscholars.org/index.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>