Meanwhile, I just read the latest EMU Graduate newsletter and they announced that it's application time for a financial award program based on merit. As I'm a 2nd year grad student, one has to have a 3.8 GPA in order to qualify, and since I have a perfect 4.0, I hope I can win this honor and receive a little bit of money for the Fall 2013 semester, which will be my last semester. As I reviewed my loan status from undergrad and now graduate work earlier this week, my nose almost started to bleed. I don't want to take out a loan for the fall, but if I have to, I'll take the smallest amount. So whatever help I can get from The University Fellowship program, I would greatly appreciate it:
The University Fellowshipis a distinction of honor awarded to
select graduate students on the basis of academic merit.
Fellowship awards may range from $500 to $4,000 per year.
•New graduate students = 3.6 cumulative undergraduate
•Current students = 3.8 GPA in your program of study.
•Awards for part-time enrollment may be based on merit and
a 3.0 GPA.
*Priority is given to students not receiving other kinds of aid such as a G.A.
Awards are competitive and distributed among all graduate academicprograms.
In the past year, I have had on my mind about the Take Your Seats program through the Detroit Film Theater (DFT) which is a part of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). You can buy a seat and have a bronze plate with your name or someone else's name on it and that seat will be yours for the next 30-40 years. What a great way to memorialize someone who is a film lover right? Well I'm thinking about doing this for my late sister Suzy, who passed away in 2008 from cancer. She loved movies just like me and I cannot think of a better way to honor her for what will be for a very long time. The starting price is $500 and it goes up to $2500! But as I'm a member of the DIA and a supporter friend of the DFT, I can take advantage of a special sale of a seat for $325 only through Jan. 31st. As a poor grad student who really wants to do this, I'm going to purchase a seat for Suzy and I need to go visit the DFT to select a seat in the theater. I am anxious to do this so I may go this weekend to finalize the purchase. However, I have already planned to go next weekend to the DFT to see a film, so I may wait until then. I'm waiting for the program manager to contact me so I can schedule an appointment.