08 Jan 2004

scholarship app time

its that time of the year when i have to beg for money. it seems like such a futile exercise. you see, i always think the scheme is flawed because the more scholarships you already have, the more chance the scholarship people choose you because they think, "well, someone else chose him/her, then he must be good." also, they ask you to list stuff you've published, but because you don't have money, you spend more time working than writing papers, hence, you don't have publications, so that counts against you. then there's the issue of references, because then your whole application isn't up to you, but whether your reference cooperates and sends the stuff back to them on time.

oh well .. despite all that crap, we still have to beg for money, and i desperately need it .. oh well ..

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