Taxes (check), Scholarships (check?)
It’s been quiet here on thetrackrecording as I’ve been taking time to get assimilated in my new job. All is not quiet in my personal life though. I am enjoying class and still looking for ways to afford the cost of education.
A few weeks ago, I received an application in the mail for a scholarship for women in business. I could really really use financial support for school, so I’ve been working on the application in my very spare time. After seeing how much time the application is taking me, I guess it’s no wonder why most people opt to take a loan over doing the work for a scholarship. I’ve had to complete my taxes early (yes they are already done for 2011 – thank you, Scott Kregel), complete a new FAFSA form based on the 2011 taxes, hand over my personal budget explaining my income and expenses, send a transcript, get 2 letters of recommendation, and write an essay. Sheesh, I feel a little bit violated after all of the questions and hoops, but I understand why they are required. At this point, I’ll do just about anything for education support. Deadline is in March – cross your fingers for me!
PS- If you’re wondering, the Lifetime Learning credit was a huge help in my taxes this year.