I am starting my school in a couple of weeks and though I got financial aid (Pell Grant), it doens't seem enough to cover additional expenses, as child care, for a whole semester. Does anyone know if there are additional scholarships (not loans) that I can apply for...or something that considers your high GPA?
Are all scholarships received though finacial aid office at school or we can apply separate?
I am not working an my husband doens't make enough money, so I don't know how can I deal with my 2 year old while in Nursing school.
Also, because the nursing school where I am studying has summer classes I would have to pay that from my own pocket, because the grant is only for 2 semesters. I am taking full time credits, because I am trying to take some prerequisites for BSN too.
So, please if anyone has an idea, let me know. I would appreciate that! Thanks.
Aug 6, '03
Are you at a Community College or 4-year program? I did my prereq's at my local Community College and they had a WONDERFUL transfew program and scholarship office. They did workshops for scholarships and had all local scholarships on their website as well as their office.
I worked extremely hard...the first year I got a scholarship for $150....which paid for tuition and books at the community college. I kept working on applications and after two years I transferred to a BSN program with three scholarships: $500, $6,000 and $120,000...
Yup, I won a scholarship for one hundred and twenty thousand dollars!!! It pays for everything except insurance and parking. It covers books, tuition, uniforms, art projects...they even bought my a new computer, printer, scanner, digital camera. They also give me nearly $1,000//mo for housing costs! I use that to pay for daycare. They told me that there would most likely be money for my graduate work as well. Amazing! I give all the credit to my community college. I had instructors edit my essay and help me with my applications. When I got an interview for the big scholarship they gave me a mock interview with their own faculty to give me feedback on my interviewing skills (Something I know will help me with job interviews in the future)
My point is...your community colleges are great resources and maybe they can give you some direction and guidance. The scholarship I won was limited to six counties in the Bay Area (I live in the San Francisco Bay Area). So think local and DO NOT GIVE UP.
Last edit by hmarandola on Aug 6, '03