Hi all, I wasn't sure how to title the subject so I will just give this one a shot.
Ok, I have an A in my first semester of nursing school. My professors both said it was rare and that I did a great job.
Throughout the semester I had to pay my tuition because I was not awarded any loans or scholarships. I have maxed my undergrad loans (I have an AA and a BA degree in Psych). Finally, when I was unable to make payments the school had an emergency meeting of the committee and granted money to pay my back tuition of three months (about 1100.00 at 380 a month). I then had to come up with the last two months of 300 each.
Now we got our new forms to fill out for the scholarship committee and I filled mine out day one and brought it back day one. But hte committee doesn't meet again til October. The next semester starts in July and payment is due the first week. I had to make another payment arrangment, this one being 330 a month (which I dont have!). So now I'm stuck again with trying to figure out where to get this money. I still haven't bought all my books for the next term.
The financial aid person gave me a bunch of brochures about private loans but I can't get any. My Husband and I went through bankruptcy about 4 years ago. So, I cannot get a private loan and I have applied for every scholarship that the financial aid person has posted. I have applied for everyone I can find online at the shcolarship search website. I have applied for the specical one offered by our school where you get tuition in return for years worked. I have been accepted to none.
The advice I am seeking is: Do you know of any good sites to help with scholarship essays? Maybe I'm not doing it right, but I've done many! Do you know of any other options for students in this predicament. It seems crazy to me that a top grade student may not be able to continue because she has no money...YIKES!
Any suggestions/advice, and PRAYER would be greatly appreciated. I have been fighting back the tears over this all day!
Sorry so long winded everyone.