April 13th, 2006, 11:54 AM
I am going to bear my soul for once. I am going to be honest and actually ask for help. I am in school I need to find some scholarshiips, grants or something to keep my ass in school. There are a lot of smart people here. I am sure someone has heard of something around somewhere a scholarship that your job offers to anyone that applies. Something... I don't care if it might be a wild goose chase. I need money for school.
Please omit anything dealing with fastweb, staford, pell, plus, mgib. I have looked at all of those and needless to say I either have them or I can't get anymore.
Anyway... give me all the info you gives have.
If anyone needs any scholarships let me know. I Have looked at over 2000 scholarships and 800 grants. Please if you need something let me know. I can probably match you with something.
April 13th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Sorry to hear about your situation, but I'm assuming that you already have Financial Aid, and student loans, have you put into consideration transferring to a less expensive school? Did you apply for the Microsoft scholarship for students studying Computer Science?
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April 13th, 2006, 05:33 PM
Are you employed? Does your employer offer any kind of tution reembersement? I was able to get college credit through an independant study while I worked. There are always third party loans also, check with your bank, fannie may, etc.
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April 13th, 2006, 10:44 PM
I'm extremely sympathetic to your issue, as it is one of my own; but I don't think I can help you beyond cliche advice. Being a middle-class white male, there is not alot of scholarships or grant money available for me. Luckily, I started working around the age of 12, and knew the virture of saving it. Plus, I just recieved a 2.5k grant from my old HS that I used to work-study as an Assistant Network Engineer for. I recommend such simular programs.
Right now the only thing keeping me in college is a 1k loan to cover my rent for the summer. It took me 8 months to find a cheap place walking distance from campus, and the same duration to get a great job(s). After nearly 8 months of searching for both, I just about gave up. However, last week I found an apartment for 275/mo, got a job at the ER in the hospital (5min from campus), have now been offered a management technician position at our Student Union, plus a2.5k grant all drop in my lap within a span of 5 days. 8 months of brutal trying, less than a week of sudden pay-off.
My only suggestion is to do exactly as I did while having a loan carry you for a tiny bit. Remember, when you don't have a job; your job is to look for one--fulltime.
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April 16th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Have you submited a FAFSA? http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
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April 16th, 2006, 09:45 AM
Have you thought of applying for one of the Google Summer of Code projects??? It's a decent way to get some money and it's coming up again shortly...
that's about all I can think of though....
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