on scholarships and fellowships and such
because i am covering grad school on my own (with a couple exceptions thrown in), a scholarship or anything that gives me money would be kind of spectacular.
an email just went out letting us know that this year we can nominate ourselves for awards – i guess in years past, you had to depend on someone else nominating you.
i spent five minutes thinking that it is really vain to nominate myself (especially when i’d be going for ones with criteria of ‘outstanding performance’).
then i remembered – the last time i let manners get in the way of money, i didn’t get money, and i got frustrated. if i don’t nominate myself, there is no guarantee someone else will. if i don’t try, i cannot be upset if i don’t get an award.
so i’m applying for three awards (the more the merrier) – but two of them are fellowships and i have NO idea what they entail. how much money? how much work would i do? all that good stuff is unanswered because the website with this information doesn’t really exist.
tomorrow i will meet with the professor who kindly agreed to support my nomination, and we’re going to see if we can do research into these awards before i apply.
has anyone out there done the fellowship thing in a master’s program? thoughts on it?