Even though today was April 1st, I got the best news in the mail and it wasn't an April fool's joke... I got a scholarship
I had applied for a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship that would give me a half-price tuition waiver for my university. It came through today! I am so excited! I had been working to keep my GPA up through the prereq's and it paid off! My husband was so excited he put the university sticker on our car... he never puts anything on our car! WOOHOO!!
Apr 2, '03
I found out today that it is worth almost $15000! I had heard several amounts mentioned,but called for the actual amount so that I could plan my budget. I was so excited! I didn't know that it paid half the nursing fees, since getting a nursing degree is several thousand more than their regular degree programs. All my work to keep that GPA up has been worth it!
I want to encourage all of you to apply for scholarships
! Last semester I had my tuition paid through a language arts scholarship
. All it took for that one was at least a 2.5 gpa, an essay and a language arts course at the college... a prereq for nursing anyway. I don't think many applied, but it really paid off for me to try for it. I say go for all of them, what do you have to lose? Once you do up an essay, you can just tweak it to be more scholarship specific. Good luck!
Last edit by Nurse2bSandy on Apr 2, '03