Monday

Answers to various questions regarding the SMART Scholarship application process. Includes many tips and statistics.

Monday

Postby Speculations » Sun May 07, 2017 9:04 pm

Anyone think tomorrow will be the day? Also, anyone think "Temp Closed" really means anything?
Speculations
 

Re: Monday

Postby Wewillsee » Sun May 07, 2017 9:24 pm

A girl can hope that it's tomorrow but we'll see. On the temp closed thing, I recently got changed to that perfectly in line with the additional budget. So if it means something that timeline for additional awardees makes sense. However, I'm still skeptical of it being anything more than a glitch.
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Re: Monday

Postby SuperSpeculation » Sun May 07, 2017 9:25 pm

I think tomorrow COULD be the day but I will try not to pay too much attention until later in the week. The Thurs/Fri pattern seems to be pretty well established but who knows what to expect with everything that's been happening this year.

As for the Temp Closed thing, I do think it means something. My impression is that they're adding people to the awards database in waves and that they've known the results for a long time now. The first wave was for those who were going to be picked whether or not the increased funding was secured (I was not part of that wave). The second wave was for those who were picked to be SMART scholars ONLY if the funding bill passed. I was a part of the second wave and also saw that my school was awarded a SMART scholar before that part of the site was taken down.

The part of me that expects to find out this week thinks everyone was picked and ranked long ago based on funding availability. Another part of me thinks they're still adding people to the portal and that we won't be finding out this week. I think the second option is a little less likely given that I've seen no posts about people's portal status changing since that second wave on (I think) Thursday night. One of the reasons I think they're still adding people is because someone posted that there were less than 200 scholars added to the school directory for this year (I expect this year to have over 300 selections). To counter that, I've heard the theory that whoever migrated all the people to the awards database for the second wave also accidentally added them to the school directory (a mistake not made during the first wave) which might explain what we've been seeing. However, in that case it seems like a pretty large number of extra people chosen; larger than what the funding increase would permit.

This is all just a ridiculous amount of speculation as I try to predict what's going to happen this week instead of studying for finals. Please take everything I said with no more than a grain of salt. Two at the most.
SuperSpeculation
 

Re: Monday

Postby Wewillsee » Sun May 07, 2017 10:39 pm

Superspeculation makes a good point on the additional awardees, I wonder if that 124 number was actually the first wave and they submitted the wrong updates to the website pre-budget sign in. 124 would make sense had there been a cut budget.
Wewillsee
 

Re: Monday

Postby SuperDuperSpec » Sun May 07, 2017 10:50 pm

Wewillsee wrote:Superspeculation makes a good point on the additional awardees, I wonder if that 124 number was actually the first wave and they submitted the wrong updates to the website pre-budget sign in. 124 would make sense had there been a cut budget.


If this is true then I'm the first one from my school to be awarded and I'm going under a different branch than what had originally interviewed me.
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Re: Monday

Postby SuperSpeculation » Sun May 07, 2017 11:05 pm

Wewillsee wrote:Superspeculation makes a good point on the additional awardees, I wonder if that 124 number was actually the first wave and they submitted the wrong updates to the website pre-budget sign in. 124 would make sense had there been a cut budget.


My school was added to the list and I started getting the Portal Closed error during the second wave. I think the 124 would almost certainly have to be the second wave for any of it to make sense. Though again, it seems like a very large number of additional scholars for the budget increase they got. Unless the first wave was a reduced number selected in the event of a budget cut and the second wave included people cut from the first wave AND added through the budget increase. The more I type, the less I understand...
SuperSpeculation
 

Re: Monday

Postby Guest » Sun May 07, 2017 11:49 pm

I hope details come sooner rather than later. I would hate for a rejection to come in on my graduation day :(
Guest
 

Re: Monday

Postby GuestRespond » Sun May 07, 2017 11:51 pm

Guest wrote:I hope details come sooner rather than later. I would hate for a rejection to come in on my graduation day :(


Are you getting incorrect user/pass? :(
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Re: Monday

Postby Losinghope » Mon May 08, 2017 12:04 am

GuestRespond wrote:
Guest wrote:I hope details come sooner rather than later. I would hate for a rejection to come in on my graduation day :(


Are you getting incorrect user/pass? :(


I am getting temp closed, but am pretty skeptical that I got this scholarship honestly.
Losinghope
 

Re: Monday

Postby Wewillsee » Mon May 08, 2017 12:55 am

To be honest I'm just glad my school does August graduation. I don't need to start worrying about other options for after undergrad till like July. I feel so bad for all of you finishing up college and really waiting on this to decide the future :(
Wewillsee
 

Re: Monday

Postby anxious » Mon May 08, 2017 1:07 am

It's just making me even more anxious since I have finals this week :/
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