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Financial Aid Fury November 9, 2009

Filed under: financial aid,scholarship — samke23 @ 10:35 am
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I have it calculated at this point that I will have $200 by the end of the year.  This is just enough to cover my housing DEPOSIT.  I knew college was expensive and that I was going to be in debt, but I thought I would be more prepared for this.  I have been trying to get a job for the last forever.

I am babysitting, but I only do it twice a month and get $20 each time.  I want to apply for the Burger King Scholars Scholarship, but I have to work for at least 15 hours a week.  I wish I can add my attempts at getting a job and freelance writing searching into that equation.

I start college in June.  I have to  wait until January to fill out my FAFSA, which should help me out a lot.  Part of me wants to keep applying to scholarships to increase my odds of actually winning one.  The other part of me is ready to give up and is hoping that I will win one I have already applied for.

Last week I got a phone call that sounded official enough that I thought it was someone calling me for a job interview, or to say that I had won a scholarship.   Alas, it was a college that wanted me to apply.  I politely informed him that I had already been accepted to my college of choice.

Now it is just a matter of paying for it.

Also last week, I attending an online chat with representatives of one of the scholarship websites I belong to.  I asked them if they could give me any tips on how to win a scholarship.  Everything they told me, I already knew.  On the bright side, I made my name known to the person who chooses the scholarship winners.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It is not a matter of finding scholarships that apply to me.  I have found almost 100 scholarships I have found that I apply to me.  The issue is that I have not actually WON any yet.  I guess there is nothing I can do but to continue to apply and keep my fingers crossed.