Honest feedback - top grades, but no scholarships (advice too?) - page 2

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... Read More

  1. by   Nikki730
    When I went to school at A&M, there were some students who sold their plasma. I don't know if it would make a person tired or not, or if it would be feasible with diabetes. I thought about doing, but never did. Later, I became a deferred donor, so I couldn't. This one guy I know did it for spending money. I think it was around 150 per month. I could be wrong though.
  2. by   angelac1978
    yea I used to donate plasma, have a scar on my left antecubital. It does leave you feeling drained (ha ha) and you have to be really careful about your diet because you can get an iron deficiency and it used to mess up my blood sugar.

  3. by   cherokeesummer
    I'm soooooooooooo there! Thank you for doing that. I appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm off to see the wizard...the wonderful wizard of scholarship searches and applications.

  4. by   angelac1978
    you're welcome! just wanted to ask, do you also post on the WW message boards? I thought your screen name looked familiar. My screen name is x-ray_a on those boards.

  5. by   lovinghands
    Another idea is to look for hospitals that have loan forgiveness programs. Use caution though and check out the hospital - they will pay back your loans if you promise to work for them for a specific amount of time. The fed'l govt also had a similar program for nursing shortage areas. (possibly you can qualify for a private loan?)

    My state BON also handed out small loans that did not need to be repaid if you continued to work in the state.
    Last edit by lovinghands on Jun 25, '04
  6. by   cherokeesummer
    Yes, I am on the WW boards as well. As a matter of fact, I posted on there tonight too about this becuase i've got a few pals there.

    How cool!

    I'm cherokeesummer on the WW boards.
  7. by   cherokeesummer
    Cool, I'm oniline now at the state website, I haven't checked hte board of nursing yet. I will go there next! Thanks
  8. by   SCmomof3
    Have you looked into the WIA (Workforce Investment Act) program through your state dept of labor? Check it out I did a search and came up with this for you:


    Good luck!
  9. by   tonicareer
    I have straight A's too and can't get any scholarships or loans or grants. Most say if you have a degree already you are not eligible. Good luck.
  10. by   Saved_by_Grace
    go to http://www.fastweb.com

    it is through monster.com but asks you a couple simple questions and then finds scholarships(mostly essays) that match your criteria. I did it a few min ago and it pulled up 31 matches for me. Nothing to lose by trying. I found it as a link on my school's website. Goodluck!
  11. by   manna
    Here where I live, WIA will only help you if you're going to a community college.
  12. by   susanna
    yeah, if you have a degree already, u usually have to apply for your own scholarships.

    i go to fastweb.com for scholarship searches and advice. hope it helps.
  13. by   cherokeesummer
    Thanks for the links! I'm registered at Fastweb, it is really a neat site. I've put in for a few scholarships so say some prayers for me please!