“The next day an email was sent saying there had been a crash with the system and the scholarship had been removed from my admission,” said an incoming freshman, who declined to share his name.
According to the email, the scholarship would have awarded these students $10,000, plus a summer experience award of $5,000.
Many incoming students have taken to Reddit to express their frustration and concerns.
The forum has over a hundred comments from students saying this will affect their ability to afford school.
According to US News and World Report, 44% of full-time undergraduate students at Claremont McKenna College receive some kind of need-based financial aid.
Claremont McKenna College made this statement to ABC7:
“Last Thursday, a computer code error in our regular decision admission letters mistakenly offered an additional $10,000 scholarship and a summer experience first prize. This particular scholarship – one of many that we offer each year – was for a total of eight admitted applicants. We reached out to apologize to every student and family involved. Most students, although disappointed, were understanding and appreciate our outreach. During the individual appeals, we emphasize that all freshmen remain eligible for summer experiential support through our robust Sponsored Internship and Experience Program, and we are evaluating the technical cause of this error so that it never happens again. “
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