This is the email (just found it, lol):
Received this on FEB 8
Thank you for applying for the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Starting this weekend we will begin extending interview notifications to applicants on a rolling basis. We will extend invitations through the 20th of February.
If you are extended an invitation to interview, you will be given a block of days (3-4) available for you to select when you schedule your interview. We suggest you schedule your intevriew as soon as you receive the link. We can provide you with a letter for your school, work etc. if you need one.
All students will learn their status no late rthan the 20th of February.
OMG, thank you sooo much. We never received this email. I cant thank you enough.
Gmail generally deletes the spam every now and then, i will ask my son to check.
I really thought only semifinalist got that email.
Having read through some of these comments, I feel compelled to share a few thoughts…
I’ve cruised CC for a year or so, but this is my first time posting. FWIW, I found out today that I’m a Robertson finalist for UNC. Simply stated, the Robertson is an unimaginable dream for me, as it would allow me to pursue double majors in Healthcare Policy (UNC/Gillings) AND Global Health (Duke). Combine this with all the support provided by staff and peers, summer opportunities, etc., and it’s just hard to imagine a more ideal environment for personal growth (and I didn’t even mention the $ benefits!).
That said, it makes me uneasy and a little sad seeing the word “rejected” so widespread here. My perspective throughout this process has been this: Nobody–none of us–is “likely” to be awarded the scholarship at the beginning. Therefore, nobody should feel “rejected” at the end. The depth of talent among all applicants is mind-boggling. Even now, I consider myself a long shot, and I’ve reminded myself of that throughout. BUT I balance that mindset with the affirmation that my chances are as good as anybody else’s. All applicants start this journey with really long odds, but we all have a shot. So I’m giving it a go. Will I be disappointed if it doesn’t work out? Of course, but I won’t feel “rejected”…there are just far too many equally deserving, brilliant guys and gals with hopes and dreams just like mine.
I realize this is probably too late to provide any comfort for those above that have been disappointed, but maybe a future lurker will take something from my thoughts.