May 10, 2006

My first big ScrewOver

I got another letter from UNO today, I'm getting pretty used to them. I opened it unenthusiastically since I thought it was another dumb "Congratulations on your acceptance to UNO!" letters that I've gotten a few of now, but the content of this envelope was different today. It was an offer letter stating that I had been chosen to recieve the St. Charles Scholarship for my "strong academic performance", for $3,522, renewable each semester for four years if I maintain at least a 2.75 and complete 24 credit hours each semester. "Sweet!", I thought, "this will cut the tuition in half!", which is true.

But then I read on:

I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity by reviewing, signing, and returning one copy of this offer letter, along with the signed Scholarship Regulations Guidelines
no later than May 1, 2006.

Fucking great. The one scholarship I actually get chosen for, I didn't even have to apply for, and now I CAN'T GET IT! If this is any indication of my luck to come, I'm going to be a very angry person very soon. I swear this could only happen to me.

2 comments:

leanordbencon15512504 said...
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Ron said...

Adam, just call their financial aid office and explain the situation. If that doesn't work, get in touch with whatever office offered you the money. They want you to have the money, obviously. I think you can probably get it worked out; you're just going to have to deal with the bureaucracy. Welcome to college.

And congrats on the scholarship.