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Merit Scholarship Packets Have Been Mailed Today!

Georgia GirlGeorgia Girl Registered User Posts: 3,752 Senior Member
Today I spoke with a member of the USC admissions committee. The individual informed me USC packets were mailed this morning to the seniors who will be asked to interview for the Mork, Stamps, Trustee and Presidential Merit Scholarships. The packets were mailed priority mail using the USPS.

In past years the packets arrived the day after in zip codes closest to the university. Since this is Friday I am guessing others will be received on Monday for many in the southern California area.

Best wishes to all of you who have been waiting patiently!

Date mailed: January 24, 2014
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Replies to: Merit Scholarship Packets Have Been Mailed Today!

  • CavmomCavmom Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    Thanks for the update!!
  • seriyesseriyes Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Dying to get one
  • actstudentactstudent Registered User Posts: 245 Junior Member
    Will Southern Cal kids get them today or tomorrow?
  • SweetbeetSweetbeet Registered User Posts: 564 Member
    Does anyone know when the news will be posted on the online portal? Is it usually a few days after the packets are mailed?
  • loljk1123loljk1123 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    i will sacrifice my first-born child to get one
  • loljk1123loljk1123 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    just kidding but i really want one
  • NC MomNC Mom Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    Good luck to all of you! In 2011, we discovered the happy news on the portal after reading that packets had gone out on CC. Last year, the portals weren't updated until several days after the packets went out.
  • CavmomCavmom Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    NC Mom, where on the portal did you find this info? My D logged in and there are no updates, but there are several tabs....which one would have the answer?
  • NC MomNC Mom Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    There was a link to sign up for Explore USC. As I recall, when you clicked in it a letter popped up that said Congrats you are being considered for the
    Presidential Scholarship. I know last year though they purposely activated the link later to give those big fat envelopes a chance to arrive!

    Here is the thread from 2011 which details where we looked and what we saw:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-southern-california/1077106-decisions-trustee-presidential-scholars.html?highlight=nc+mom+presidential
  • CavmomCavmom Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    Thanks, I'll have her check later. We are up in norcal, so she might be seeing a packet soon.
  • NC MomNC Mom Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    Fingers crossed for your DD cavmom!
  • alamemomalamemom Registered User Posts: 6,384 Senior Member
    mramadan reported that his/her status changed to "We have acted on your application and have mailed..." Here we go! Good luck to ALL of you :)
  • yoskisyoskis Registered User Posts: 483 Member
    My USC connect status is the same, I'm just going to go cry right about now, it is going to be a long weekend and a long next week. *sigh*
  • 3tallblonds3tallblonds Registered User Posts: 273 Junior Member
    I think I need to face the fact that even with a $15K NMF scholarship for each of my 2 girls, the costs will be too high to send our kids to USC. And, it's across the country for us so I told them they had to go together to a school that far away. Oh but first, must get admitted... ha, let's not forget that HUMONGOUS hurdle.
  • alamemomalamemom Registered User Posts: 6,384 Senior Member
    The NMF 1/2-tuition Presidential Scholarship offered by USC (this is a USC scholarship, it is not provided by the NMCorp) for the 2014 class will be $22,801 per year for four years. If the past is our guide, NMF will also receive an additional $1,000/year from NMC for a total of $23,801/year.

    That still leaves a LOT to be covered, but it inches a bit closer than $15,000 would! (Also keep in mind that with TWO in college at the same time, you may be eligible for more need-based aid than you anticipate - be sure to complete all FA forms if you think there is any possibility you may qualify for a bit!)

    Best of luck - remember, there are SO many wonderful opportunities for all of you amazing applicants! No one packet (or lack of a packet) will define any of you. Great things are ahead.
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