posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 10:29 AM
I need help finding some scholarships. Plain and simple every time I look for monitory help on the internet, I get lost in scholarships that don't
really apply to who I am. Typical scholarships want you to be ethnic, womanly, bullied, cancerous, overcome by adversity, outstanding community
leader tree-planter, and quite simply--I am not. Instead I go to school with a minimum of 16 credit hours per semester at Colorado School of Mines, I
study mathematics and work a good 30 hours a week to support myself on top of that. I have no time to volunteer, and in fact it would be unwise for me
to do so as that would take away from time I could be earning money, which would ultimately make me homeless. I play music and compose music if I am
truly lacking something to do, and that's about it!
My credentials aren't poor, I am already a semester ahead at a hard school, and though I have just above a 2.5 GPA I know I am above mediocre in
understanding the fundamentals and applications of mathematics. I am a regional chess champion, I am always involved in all the math clubs I can be a
part of, and just a few weekends ago I took the prestigious Putnam Exam for the first time as a sophomore and I think I may have even scored a
Anyway, I have scoured fast web, cappex, all the bogus online scholarship search engines that promise money to everyone in the country but don't
actually end up helping non-"special" students. My school offers some scholarships but they are typically only for the engineers… I need help
finding some money for a math student who is truly interested in the academia of college. I need help finding money for just a poor white dude who is
forced to work his way through a tough college at the moment. Any help or direction that anyone could provide to me would be much helpful. Thanks!