2012-2013 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Application - page 8

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The application process hasn't even started yet but I didn't even find out about last year's scholarship until a couple days before the deadline. I did get my application in on time but was not fortunate enough to be a recipient.... Read More


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    Quote from jtboog2003
    Question, I have gotten everything else in for the package and I am now working on my essays. I was wondering, does the characters include with spaces or without spaces?
    I'm not sure, I just use 'character count' in the word processor I am writing in to figure out how many letters I have used...
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    So do you think I have a chance at getting the scholarship?
    I am a single mom and work as a CNA. I have only had my job for a week. I just got out of a domestic violence relationship and am on welfare (will this be a pro or a con?) I have a 4.0 nursing prereq gpa but only a 3.75 overal. I have volunteered at a LTC facility with Therapy Dogs in Jr High ( this was almost two decades ago, lol). My references are awesome and absolutly love me.
    I am going to write about having lived in low income neighborhoods in the past and having gone to free drop in youth health clinics as a homeless teenager for the reason I want to work in a underprivledged community. I also plan on writting about working with developmentally disabled adults and minorities on Medicaid at LTC facilities. I'm not sure where I should talk about my volunteer experience, or how to present it without it seeming extremly dated...
    I had to move out of state to escape my exx and his dangerous friends so I am facing outrageous out of state tuition and the only way I could possibly go to school next fall is if I do get this scholarship as the school and other scholarships (plus grants) would only cover about half my tuition and no living expenses.
    Thanks!
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    Quote from nurseboy2012
    please don't get me wrong, I am not trying to "trick" anyone....I will be a licensed LPN at the time of the ADN-RN start date....after talking with the HRSA-NSP directly, they agree that it is a gray area in need of further clarification up the food chain....I have spent my spring break completing this application so I want to be sure if I am ruled out before I give up....

    Sorry, I didn't mean for it to sound like you were actively trying to con them, but I think they would find out if you didn't you just checked the ADN box.
    I'm sorry this won't work out for you, hopefully something else will come through for you!
    Wild Irish LPN likes this.
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    Working on these essays is a challange! There are so many things I want to talk about but so little words to use! I wish I knew an English professor to help me out.
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    I think that's precisely what the challenge is supposed to be. To be able to effectively state your ideas in as few words as possible all while getting it across.
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    I just wrote out what I wanted to address and then tailored that to fit each essay topic. I am pretty happy with my essays and came in under character count. YAY!

    NursingBoy: Sorry that you will not be able to do this. Good luck with nursing school and your other scholarships!

    DarkLotus: I do not think that anyone here could really tell you if you will get the scholarship. I think most of us have had hardships otherwise we would not qualify for the scholarship by having an EFC of 0. We are all in need of the money, especially those who no longer qualify for grants at all. I am sorry you are having a hard time with the essays. I am sure you will do great. Maybe try the writing tutors in your college library?
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    DarkLotus: Just fyi, you stated you need this money to be able to attend school in the fall. If you receive the scholarship, you will not get any money until November most likely. You will have to find another source to cover your fall tuition and living expenses. Can you take out loans to cover your fall tuition and stuff? Just trying to help you be prepared
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    Quote from kevsgirl1
    DarkLotus: I do not think that anyone here could really tell you if you will get the scholarship. I think most of us have had hardships otherwise we would not qualify for the scholarship by having an EFC of 0. We are all in need of the money, especially those who no longer qualify for grants at all. I am sorry you are having a hard time with the essays. I am sure you will do great. Maybe try the writing tutors in your college library?
    I am sure you are aware, but wanted to clarify for other readers to avoid confusion. You do not need an EFC of 0 to qualify for the scholarship. This year they have made it more clear:

    There is a funding preference for applicants of greatest financial need. An applicant’s financial need is determined based on the applicant’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is provided on the Student Aid Report (SAR) generated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants with an EFC between $0 and $5,550 will be considered as having the greatest financial need.

    Therefore, if you are between that EFC range it basically means you qualify for the Pell Grant after completing the FAFSA. All those people will be placed in a funding group, which is determined by the program in which you are enrolled.
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    Sorry, you are right. Anyone can qualify. However, they do not normally leave the first funding group which is the one you stated as an EFC of 0 - 5500.
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    I needed to edit that last comment. Pressed enter too soon! I cannot seem to edit it though so I am making another post.

    X-Nurse...thank you for being clear in your post about the funding preference. Everyone please disregard my previous post.


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