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(ABC News)   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 8
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2013-02-09 04:52:58 PM  
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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 08:47:48 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:08:52 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:43:55 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:31:53 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:30:55 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:25:29 PM  
1 vote:
pretty sure you could fight it in court and win. I'd love a all expense paid four year scholarship.

/dnrtfa
2013-02-09 02:15:10 PM  
1 vote:
Hopefully they fixed the glitch, so it'll just work itself out naturally.
 
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