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2 minutes ago, cooliobrownkid said:

Me too, but apparently it was an error. :( How unfortunate.

Same...I'm actually livid. I have to tell all my friends and family that it was a mistake.

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Having worked in admissions for my old university ... what a joke. Offered the max amount to be told “just kidding” takes the school out of the running for me.

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5 hours ago, SoranIbrahim said:

Same...I'm actually livid. I have to tell all my friends and family that it was a mistake.

same here, wasn't considering western anyways, but this makes it a definite no. Half of me wants to respond to the email and say that. 

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Oh my goodness, so all emails sent out yesterday were sent in error? I'm sorry to hear that everyone, that's not a nice feeling. 

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Holy shit how incompetent do they have to be to do that. i'm so sorry you guys! I would be absolutely and completely livid

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Thank you guys for making me feel better about being ghosted by Western.

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Got a follow-up e-mail tonight. Turns out I didn't actually qualify for the Dean of Law Scholarship.

"We recognize this news is disappointing. As a gesture of goodwill and to apologize for our mistake, we are awarding you a Western Faculty of Law Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00, which will be credited to your tuition account if you ultimately choose to attend Western Law this fall."

Can't lie, I'm still really pissed about the mistake. Really big difference between 40k and 2k.

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1 minute ago, SoranIbrahim said:

Got a follow-up e-mail tonight. Turns out I didn't actually qualify for the Dean of Law Scholarship.

"We recognize this news is disappointing. As a gesture of goodwill and to apologize for our mistake, we are awarding you a Western Faculty of Law Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00, which will be credited to your tuition account if you ultimately choose to attend Western Law this fall."

Can't lie, I'm still really pissed about the mistake. Really big difference between 40k and 2k.

I would be pissed as well. Can I ask why they said you didn't qualify? 

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5 minutes ago, Emekj said:

I would be pissed as well. Can I ask why they said you didn't qualify? 

"We have now identified what caused the error and I sincerely regret to confirm that despite the many strengths in your application, you are not eligible for a Dean of Law Scholarship at this time. Please rest assured you will be considered for our named entrance scholarships, typically awarded in June, which are listed here: https://law.uwo.ca/future_students/jd_admissions/entrance_scholarships.html"

 

I just wasn't good enough. Which is, you know, fair enough; I'd just rather be told that than have a dream scholarship snatched out of my hands.

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Is it possible to apply for Bursaries without firm acceptance. Like I picked up the 10k scholarship which is great, but its still so expenseive (like 10k tuition + housing which will be like what 4/5k). I know I'm lucky to have received it in the 1st place but its still so much more expensive than other non-ontario schools. 

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16 hours ago, tomles said:

Is it possible to apply for Bursaries without firm acceptance. Like I picked up the 10k scholarship which is great, but its still so expenseive (like 10k tuition + housing which will be like what 4/5k). I know I'm lucky to have received it in the 1st place but its still so much more expensive than other non-ontario schools. 

Yea, you can apply for bursaries at Western without even having being accepted at all. You'll just need your UWO student ID they gave you when applying and some tax information about your parents if that section is applicable. 

Heres the link: https://studentservices.uwo.ca/secure/admissionBursaries/

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On 2/6/2020 at 6:50 PM, sciencenerd said:

Having worked in admissions for my old university ... what a joke. Offered the max amount to be told “just kidding” takes the school out of the running for me.

This doesn't shock me at all. I did my PhD at Western and the sheer incompetence from top to bottom, and the overall lack of concern for students is shocking at that school. Things like that simply cannot happen, but they do all the time at Western. 

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