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UW NASA Grant & UW General Admission

luckyzoofooluckyzoofoo Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
My daughter is a finalist candidate for UW NASA scholarship and UW NASA program invites her to attend an UW event and interview on March 04. Does it mean she already has been accepted to UW for general admission? Does anybody in this forum know about this scholarship and what is the chance she will get scholarship? Thank.
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Replies to: UW NASA Grant & UW General Admission

  • somewhatoriginalsomewhatoriginal Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    I'm a finalist too. I think all finalists get accepted. I don't know how many finalists win a scholarships, hopefully all of us :) Not super relevant but I did read in 1997 all finalists who attended UW received the scholarship.
  • luckyzoofooluckyzoofoo Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Good luck to you. Hope all finalists get scholarship
  • MomCaresMomCares Registered User Posts: 3,148 Senior Member
    Our S is also a NASA Space Grant Finalist, but his interview is on a different date in March. It would be great if all Finalists are already admitted (though the letter didn't say so) and also if all who attend get the grant.

    Best of luck to all of you!!
  • MomCaresMomCares Registered User Posts: 3,148 Senior Member
    It would be great if anyone with an interview tomorrow can let us know what (if anything) they say about your admission status, and also what % of Finalists will win a NASA Space Grant.

    Enjoy your interview day!
  • luckyzoofooluckyzoofoo Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    My daughter went to interview yesterday. It is a group interview with 6 students and three advisors, couple professors and head of NASA scholarship program. They didn't say how many will win the NASA grant but the winners will be less than normal because of sequestration. All NASA finalists have been accepted to UW.
  • MomCaresMomCares Registered User Posts: 3,148 Senior Member
    ...the winners will be less than normal because of sequestration.

    RATS!! I was afraid sequestration was hitting at the WORST possible time for our HS seniors' financial aid prospects. ;(

    Did you go with her, and if so was there enough for you to do around campus while she finished the interview? S's letter made it sound like parents were invited for part of the day.
    All NASA finalists have been accepted to UW.

    Congratulations to your D for her acceptance to UW and best of luck to her in getting the Space Grant. Many thanks for the update on her experience yesterday!
  • luckyzoofooluckyzoofoo Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    No, I didn't go with her because of my work schedule but there are plenty of places to go around U district or U villages. My D told me all parents are gone their own way while students went to different UW science/engineer labs or listen to speakers and group interview.
  • MomCaresMomCares Registered User Posts: 3,148 Senior Member
    Ok, thanks!

    I assume most NASA finalists are also waiting to hear from other schools, so good luck with that as well.

    Maybe all of our kids will be lab partners next year!!
  • luckyzoofooluckyzoofoo Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    MomCares,
    When you son is going to interview? Does your S plan going to engineer school or computer or science? Good luck to your son and hope our kids can get scholarship.
  • MomCaresMomCares Registered User Posts: 3,148 Senior Member
    S interviews tomorrow. I wonder how many interview days there are, and how many total finalists?

    He is interested in becoming a research scientist, which I suppose will mean a PhD is in his future.

    How about your D?
  • luckyzoofooluckyzoofoo Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    My D likes to become Computer engineer/scientist or other engineer as undergraduate. She likes to become an medical doctor if she can. She wants to focus only the first ftwo years and decide which field will be her strongest field in college. She takes all AP science, math classes in high school and she does well in these area but she wants to wait if she can do well in college before she makes a final decision. She applied a direct admission to computer engineer and I hope she can get in. I don't know how many interview days there are but each interview day is about 30 students.
  • MomCaresMomCares Registered User Posts: 3,148 Senior Member
    It sounds like your D has a great college plan and has worked hard in high school.

    If there are 30 people each interview day then maybe we should hope there are only two interview days. ;)

    Best of luck to everyone!
  • MomCaresMomCares Registered User Posts: 3,148 Senior Member
    After this morning's info session I can add a bit more.

    They said there are 50 finalists, with only two interview days (Monday and Friday).

    If I heard correctly, all students invited to interview are ALREADY designated NASA Space Grant students, eligible for special Space Grant/Honors housing and research projects. They only have enough funding this year to give a subset of Space Grant students scholarships (due to sequestration), but the rest of the perks of the program are already theirs.

    They didn't explicitly say they were all admitted to UW, but that seemed implied. Although they are automatically eligible for Space Grant/Honors housing, I think the Honors admissions process may be separate.

    Today's interview groups are 5 students to 5 faculty interviewers.

    There is a Q&A session this afternoon, so I'll make corrections or additions later if needed.

    Hoorah and congratulations to all!
  • goblazersgoblazers Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    I know this is an old post, but did the finalists end up getting accepted?
  • MomCaresMomCares Registered User Posts: 3,148 Senior Member
    I can only speak for our S, who was admitted but decided to attend Northwestern University near Chicago instead, where he's in the Integrated Science program (ISP).

    Congratulations to the 2015 NASA finalists!
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