ditto was slimlady and twois said.
i was one of the ones giving my self a heart attack last year waiting for this scholarship. not only did i NOT get it, i didnt find that out until Oct 20th! hows that for waiting? the compulsive checking of credit reports, email, mailbox will not do you any good and it is in vain. the folks that did get it found out starting about the middle of september thru the end of sept. if you read last years thread, it gives you a good idea.
def. proceed as if you are NOT getting it (as far as securing whatever other loans you need to) knowing that if you do get it, it will be a blessing and you can always return the loan money to its original source.
also, if you are not in the first funding preference, i would say there is no chance. there are so many people in the first category (esp this year when more people knew about it) that all the awards will be exhausted before the get to 2nd. there will even be many in the first that dont get it.
i am not trying to be negative, yall. im just trying to alleviate anxiety and encourage everyone to enjoy summer; and the last bit of life before nursing school craziness begins. esp for those of you with families...be prepared to hear them complain about how much you study instead of doing fun stuff with them.
and remember, where theres a will, theres a way and we will all get thru nursing school with or without this HRSA insanity!
good luck to everyone.