09-10 hrsa nursing scholarship - page 24

Hello all, I'm starting this thread for the new applicants for the hrsa nursing scholarship 09-10. Tor prettylady, I think its a random selection. Its the luck of the draw.... Read More

  1. by   toya0419
    Quote from MassagetoRN
    I know that the wait is super frustrating, and getting this scholarship would be like winning the lottery, but keep in mind, its a blessing. Its not something that any of us earned or are entitled to. The HRSA reps aren't given any info, and are probably flooded with calls, people on pins and needles. We just need to be patient, focus on Nursing school, which should be our true priority, and be hopeful. If Nursing is where you are supposed to be, it will all work out. If not this, then something else. Have faith and focus on becoming an AWESOME Nurse!
    I am not particularly frustrated, and certainly know that getting this scholarship would be a blessing to all students who recieve it. I never believed that it was something that I was somehow entitled to. I just don't think that the reps given students false information is helping the situation. I think honesty would be the best answer. Maybe informing students that they are not sure would be best. I can't use the scholarship even if I was awarded it.( I rolled my acceptance to march) I am just excited to see all the other students who are blessed to get it. Because HRSA is helping students out (with our own tax dollars might I add) does not mean that we should not be provided with accurate information and not given award decisions by the due date without any notification.
  2. by   misslolalady
    I believe the letters are coming from Baltimore. So, if sent out on the 30th, then it should take at least a week for the info to arrive. I am thinking they will come on Wednesday...
  3. by   toya0419
    Yeah, I am sure some letters would take a week or so...But I usually get mail in two maybe three business days TOPS. I just think it is weird that nobody recieved notification via mail yet. I could be wrong, maybe most people who post here live closer to the west coast...Again, good luck to everyone who are waiting to hear!
  4. by   mistydale13
    I live in mass, so it wouldnt take very long to get here. and thank you for saying what u did Toya. it is sad that some people really needed to know if they got this scholarship in order to be in school this year. And i am fusterated because the rep i spoke with said recipients would get an email that day (wednesday). she said if i didnt get the email then i probably didnt get the scholarship. its not right to give false info. they had said we would be notified in september.... its now october. they could have emailed everyone to say their notifications would be late, it would have been considerate. i dont feel entitled to the scholatship, but i do feel that they should stick to what they said. i need to plan my finances, ask for more hours at work if i need to. can u even get an increase in loans at this point? i am a single mom, i have more than just me to worry about with all this, and i just expected to know ya or nay by now.
  5. by   toya0419
    Quote from mistydale13
    I live in mass, so it wouldnt take very long to get here. and thank you for saying what u did Toya. it is sad that some people really needed to know if they got this scholarship in order to be in school this year. And i am fusterated because the rep i spoke with said recipients would get an email that day (wednesday). she said if i didnt get the email then i probably didnt get the scholarship. its not right to give false info. they had said we would be notified in september.... its now october. they could have emailed everyone to say their notifications would be late, it would have been considerate. i dont feel entitled to the scholatship, but i do feel that they should stick to what they said. i need to plan my finances, ask for more hours at work if i need to. can u even get an increase in loans at this point? i am a single mom, i have more than just me to worry about with all this, and i just expected to know ya or nay by now.
    Thanks Mistydale13 for understanding where I am coming from. I am not trying to bash HRSA because I do think the scholarship is a great program and does a lot of good. I just think things should be handled a little better when people lives are involved. Some people are not in a situation where they can get other funding. I think it's fair to ask to be given accurate information and some type of notification if they are going to be late on providing decisions.
  6. by   angelp71
    i live 15 miles from baltimore and nothing yet. i think this HRSA system is so complicated that they cant just crank out decisions, notifications, emails, etc. like we might want them to. remember, this is big government at work here and they deal with billions of dollars everyday. if we do get this (and i still have hope) it will truly be a gift from GOD. if not, we will figure it out, persevere and become great nurses. i think the reps are just overworked underpaid folks that maybe be each given different rules (maybe everyday) on how to handle these callsthey get from us. email, no email, regular mail, etc. lets just continue to hang in there and see how this week pans out. i wont officially give up hope until november. now, time to study; yall have a good night.
  7. by   yelnikmcwawa
    Has anyone gotten their mail yet??? Anything????? I'm losing it
  8. by   stdjlg37
    i hear ya...losing it right there with you...not in the mail today. i get all excited that a day has passed so i can go check the mail, and then NOTHING...then i come here, hoping no one else got it today either and hoping i don't read someone got it and maybe that means i didnt...i try to be like when it comes it comes and if it doesn't, oh well, I'm still gonna finish nursing school...but it sure would make things a WHOLE lot easier!!! praying for you guys and me to at least have an answer soon.
  9. by   mistydale13
    I got a phone call from HRSA!!!! apparently i gave the wrong routing number, they needed the right one!!! she did not say if i was a recipient, but im guessing this is a really good sign. Just to let you all know, i live in mass and have not received a letter.
  10. by   brownberrry
    congratulation on the call im sure its a good sign im just trying to be optimistic myself believing God that he will make a way for me as well again congrats
  11. by   misslolalady
    Congrats Mistydale!!! I am so happy for you! It makes me feel better that someone else was contacted (I felt odd getting a phone call when no one else had). Still no letter for me either (I am in California), hope everyone gets a nice surprise in the mail soon!!
  12. by   stdjlg37
    to the ladies that received the calls, could you please tell us if you have caller id, does the call come through identified...not an unknown number or anything like that?
  13. by   mistydale13
    yes, there was a phone number. i believe 308 number? she already had my bank info, just had a number off the routing number.

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