Monday, March 9, 2009

AH!

Here's a little bit of grad school-related spazzing happening in my head at this moment:

I had a pleasant surprise today when I went to pick up my mail from my landlord - a big, fat envelope from American University! It was an acceptance packet! Not something I expected - American is a highly competitive school, plus they kept saying it would be early April before I'd hear from them. But that wait is over - they've accepted me and want my decision by April 15! It's crunch time...

I feel like I'm in a Catch-22. The other school-related thing I did today was complete and submit my application for a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship. This is another HIGHLY competitive application process, and one I feel much less confident about obtaining because they typically go to students who have had to overcome daunting financial obstacles. I'm currently FACING daunting financial obstacles thinking about grad school and I'll the debt I'll be incurring to go, but I haven't really had to overcome these kinds of obstacles. Anyway - the final decision for this scholarship isn't until June - two months past the due date for my acceptance forms and deposits. So I have to make my decision before I know if I'll get any funding or not, which feels like a HUGE risk! What to do? The obvious, of course: keep searching for grants, scholarships and other funding streams; pray like crazy; and try not to go insane. Y'all know how much I've been looking forward to this - here's hoping I find a way to pay for it! :)

6 comments:

Alayna said...

Yay! Congratulations! You are awesome! And dazzlingly clever! And divinely beautiful!

LynnaeEtta said...

Aww...thanks, Alayna! You're too much. :)

Molly said...

American is such a great school - especially for the kind of international aid stuff you're interested in. I'll definitely pray that you find a way to finance it. Just seems like too amazing of an acceptance to have to waste!

LynnaeEtta said...

Molly - It IS a great school, I'm excited to go visit it and find out the financing options! :) Thanks for the prayers...

Joel said...

ZOMG wai 2 go!!!

So are you going to know about Cedar soon?

LynnaeEtta said...

Hopefully!