Financial Awards

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Financial Awards
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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 3:21pm

Is anyone else applying for bursaries or scholarships?  What are the deadlines?  I just applied for a bursary -- about the only thing I can apply for right now -- that I thought was closing yesterday...I nearly panicked when I realised I was about to miss it!  Anyway, they had extended the deadline until the 15th.  I don't know how much it's for or anything, but I applied anyway.  :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2007
Wed, 03-13-2013 - 1:38pm

*I'm not sure what a bursary is, but good luck on the one you applied for!

Most scholarships have their own deadlines, so it is important to make sure to check each one individually. You should also be able to contact your Financial Aid office for more information and help in finding scholarships/grants that you qualify for.  

I'm kind of stuck using student loans right now since I'm working on my second BA. I can't get any grants because they are ALL for a first degree only, and the vast majority of scholarships are also. I hope that once I start my Masters I'll be able to get a few grants or scholarships so that I won't have such a tremendous amount of loans to pay back!



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Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:21pm

That's crummy that you can't apply for any financial awards.  :(  A bursary is like a scholarship, but it's money in your pocket instead of money toward your tuition -- you can use it however you like.  Right now all I qualify is for the bursary for students with disabilities and for a general bursary for students with financial need, so I'm crossing my fingers that I get something from that.