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(ABC)   News: Hundreds of families notified their college-bound kids awarded 4-year full ride scholarship to Utah university. Fark: Notices were a "clerical error"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 45
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2013-02-09 11:56:21 AM  
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2013-02-09 02:15:10 PM  
Hopefully they fixed the glitch, so it'll just work itself out naturally.
 
2013-02-09 02:17:30 PM  
People pay to go to college?

/welfare queening the GI Bill
 
2013-02-09 02:46:46 PM  
But the university is in Utah, so it's a draw, really.
 
2013-02-09 04:24:47 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: But the university is in Utah, so it's a draw blessing, really.

 
2013-02-09 04:25:29 PM  
pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-02-09 04:28:50 PM  

gravebayne2: pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.

/dnrtfa



That's kinda what I was wondering. Legally, how does this work? Especially for those that paid the application fee(s) before the school responded with, "Oops, our bad."
 
2013-02-09 04:30:35 PM  
so no problem
the university decided to honor the mistake and pay for the kiddies. right ?
whooops
now they have to defend against lawsuits because the kiddies and parents have been damage emotionally

I wonder which option would have cost the university more in the long run.


gravebayne2: pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.

/dnrtfa


hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I have been out of college since ..... 86 ....
but getting an all expense paid 4 year return engagement would be awesome
I wonder if there are any programs for me!!
 
2013-02-09 04:30:55 PM  
She responded to the Jan. 11 offer from UVU President Matthew Holland by paying a $35 application fee.

Isn't that fraud?  School should at least refund the application fees.
 
2013-02-09 04:31:53 PM  
Schneider is now applying to nearby Brigham Young University in Provo but won't rule out UVU...

She's considering Brigham Young?  Isn't that the moron school?  I can see why UVU would withdraw their offer to her.
 
2013-02-09 04:33:01 PM  
Heroin Bob will be upset about this mistake.
 
2013-02-09 04:39:26 PM  

gravebayne2: pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.

/dnrtfa


You should RTFA.  You'd know it's got a value of $4122/year.  Even if you win, it would probably be a push after paying the lawyer(s).  The chances of winning  and being awarded legal fees is pretty slim.
 
2013-02-09 04:39:51 PM  
Get a brain, Mormans!
 
2013-02-09 04:39:51 PM  
If they're excited about a "full boat" scholarship worth $4k, they shouldn't be going to college, they should be learning useful skills like latte making and oil changing.
 
GBB
2013-02-09 04:42:22 PM  
Utah Valley?  Like, oh mah god!
 
2013-02-09 04:43:23 PM  

MemeSlave: If they're excited about a "full boat" scholarship worth $4k, they shouldn't be going to college, they should be learning useful skills like latte making and oil changing.


To be fair, auto mechanic jobs aren't going to be going away anytime soon.
 
2013-02-09 04:43:55 PM  
That doesn't sound like it's really a full ride.  I thought full rides included room / board / textbooks and all the rest of the miscellany.  I had that kind of full ride when I first started college, but young me was too dumb in the ways of the world and dropped out because I wanted to work.  I would still have rather worked than ever set foot back into a university, but alas.
 
2013-02-09 04:44:45 PM  
Did anyone claim 'no backsies'?
 
2013-02-09 04:46:20 PM  
oh darn, BYU now instead of UVU and Institute classes. what a shame.
 
2013-02-09 04:49:06 PM  

KangTheMad: latte making


img832.imageshack.us latte - caffeine and coffee free. 100% herbal. served cold. with prudence and thanksgiving.
 
2013-02-09 04:51:12 PM  

KangTheMad: MemeSlave: If they're excited about a "full boat" scholarship worth $4k, they shouldn't be going to college, they should be learning useful skills like latte making and oil changing.

To be fair, auto mechanic jobs aren't going to be going away anytime soon.


And if you know your business, the pay isn't half bad.

/Likes mechanic work
//Prefers IT
 
2013-02-09 04:52:58 PM  

craxyd: gravebayne2: pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.

/dnrtfa


That's kinda what I was wondering. Legally, how does this work? Especially for those that paid the application fee(s) before the school responded with, "Oops, our bad."


To me, the biggest issue would be if in the meantime, i've told other schools that i decline their offers. Now I have no options.
 
2013-02-09 04:57:47 PM  
They will have to honor the scholarship.
 
2013-02-09 05:08:13 PM  
Yeah... but it's in Utah.
 
2013-02-09 05:08:30 PM  
Everybody needs a degree in Tibetan Poetry from the Middle Ages
 
2013-02-09 05:08:52 PM  
So, it's not University of Utah, it's Utah Valley University...a former junior college/tech/ag school that went "university" after a squad of Mormon legislators elevated it to U. status so UVU could better serve all those Mo sheep from Provo (in Utah Valley) who couldn't fit into BYU, and were far too innocent and upstanding to attend that savage, gentile institution called U. of Utah, where they might get an actual education.

Not surprised, at all, that UVU was dumb enough to make this mistake.
 
2013-02-09 05:09:07 PM  

phamwaa: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: But the university is in Utah, so it's a draw blessing, really.


It's UVU so I'm going with draw on this one.

/Had it been U of U however. . .
 
2013-02-09 05:24:20 PM  

Emo Jeezus: So, it's not University of Utah, it's Utah Valley University...a former junior college/tech/ag school that went
...

institution called U. of Utah, where they might get an actual education.

and become immoral pigs. but, whatever.
 
2013-02-09 05:32:54 PM  
Farking clerics. Always making stupid errors.
 
2013-02-09 05:35:32 PM  

utah dude: Emo Jeezus: So, it's not University of Utah, it's Utah Valley University...a former junior college/tech/ag school that went
...
institution called U. of Utah, where they might get an actual education.

and become immoral pigs. but, whatever.


You say that like it's a bad thing.

/Utah Grad.
 
2013-02-09 05:46:49 PM  
Well at least it wasn't a good school, then it would have been heartbreaking. But I figure a degree from a school in Utah is pretty much useless outside of Utah.
 
2013-02-09 05:53:02 PM  
Got a Malware warning for Macs when I clicked the link
 
2013-02-09 05:58:57 PM  

Emo Jeezus: So, it's not University of Utah, it's Utah Valley University...a former junior college/tech/ag school that went "university" after a squad of Mormon legislators elevated it to U. status so UVU could better serve all those Mo sheep from Provo (in Utah Valley) who couldn't fit into BYU, and were far too innocent and upstanding to attend that savage, gentile institution called U. of Utah, where they might get an actual education.

Not surprised, at all, that UVU was dumb enough to make this mistake.


Came here to mention this. UVU is panty waste. A full-ride scholarship wouldn't be worth the money you paid to go there. I'm actually surprised it can even maintain some sort of accreditation.
 
2013-02-09 06:03:00 PM  
Y go to the U?

/I just wanted to type that.
 
2013-02-09 06:03:44 PM  

MemeSlave: If they're excited about a "full boat" scholarship worth $4k, they shouldn't be going to college, they should be learning useful skills like latte making and oil changing.


so someone who want's to go to college and is handed a free scholarship should be ashamed because the school is not up to your standards? sorry. not everyone aspires to attend harvard or yale.
 
2013-02-09 06:18:53 PM  
full sail scholarhips for $14000 yes!!
 
2013-02-09 06:23:03 PM  

gravebayne2: pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.


A friend of mine was in an M.A. program at a pretty crappy state school and was accidently sent a notice that she had been awarded a TA job. They sent a followup letter apolgizing for the clerical error, but she threatened to sue and they let her teach undergrads. She got the worst evaluations on record and wasn't rehired. The year after she graduated, the department was closed down.
 
2013-02-09 06:37:14 PM  

Fear the Clam: gravebayne2: pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.

A friend of mine was in an M.A. program at a pretty crappy state school and was accidently sent a notice that she had been awarded a TA job. They sent a followup letter apolgizing for the clerical error, but she threatened to sue and they let her teach undergrads. She got the worst evaluations on record and wasn't rehired. The year after she graduated, the department was closed down.


Don't you love it when the best person for the job gets it?  Fark me your friend sounds like the sort of biatch recruiters warn one another about.
 
2013-02-09 07:38:08 PM  

MNguy: They will have to honor the scholarship.


I'm thinking you'd have a difficult time making that stick-
OTOH,

a full tuition award worth $4,122 a year.
well, that's not much to kick for.
Pretty cheap actually, then again, Utah
 
2013-02-09 07:49:41 PM  
It's your crappy Mormon god's fault. He's only 1/2 omnipotent, 3/8 omniscient, and 1/42 omnipresent. He has a bunch on his mind what with keeping Mitt from self-destructing and setting the entire religion back 33 years. He just doesn't have time to keep the kids from being farked by the minions of the dark demon.
 
2013-02-09 08:08:46 PM  
During the semester I was on academic probation, I received a letter inviting me to the honors banquet. It sounded fishy, so I showed it to the dean's secretary and she said it should have gone to the guy after me, alphabetically. We had a good laugh about it. It sure didn't make national news.
 
2013-02-09 08:39:24 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Fear the Clam: gravebayne2: pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.

A friend of mine was in an M.A. program at a pretty crappy state school and was accidently sent a notice that she had been awarded a TA job. They sent a followup letter apolgizing for the clerical error, but she threatened to sue and they let her teach undergrads. She got the worst evaluations on record and wasn't rehired. The year after she graduated, the department was closed down.

Don't you love it when the best person for the job gets it?  Fark me your friend sounds like the sort of biatch recruiters warn one another about.


The part that I really love is that there was no consideration for the poor undergrads that she was going to teach. That would have beat any lawsuit based on a clerical error. Just as well the department failed.
 
2013-02-09 08:47:48 PM  

Marcintosh: MNguy: They will have to honor the scholarship.

I'm thinking you'd have a difficult time making that stick-
OTOH,

a full tuition award worth $4,122 a year.
well, that's not much to kick for.
Pretty cheap actually, then again, Utah


If one of these students sent in the 35 or whatever bucks for an application after they were told about the scholarship, they had a contract.
 
2013-02-09 11:18:27 PM  
"I honestly was shocked because I hadn't even applied to UVU and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, they're offering me this scholarship to go to school for free,"

That's odd. Sounds a lot like that internet lottery that I received notice about winning.
I don't remember entering that either.
But I'm sure that's legit.  The money should be deposited to my account in a few days, because I provided them with all my banking information...
 
2013-02-10 01:41:55 AM  
This happens on an annual basis.
 
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