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one year.

today, i received a letter informing me that that the hecs exemption scholarship runs out in a year. it's a scholarship that everyone (well, i assume everyone, cause i have one) gets under a government research training (rts) scheme, and has basically meant that my poor self has been able to do a doctorate thesis that i otherwise could not afford.

but now, there is one year left.

two thousand and five: the year of the thesis.

it also means that the year is going to be soup and bones, economically speaking. just lovely. i'd gotten to use living in a soup and bones and bread world. one of the scholarships that give me money would've just been lovely, y'know.

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ironed_orchid
Dec. 1st, 2004 08:53 pm (UTC)
Goddammit. Yeah, the HECS exemption is basic to any RTS scholarship (any stipend that you get is sort of separate). Is there a deferred HECS option for postgrads? Can you apply for a stipend/funding part way through your degree, because while your initial application may not have attracted one, you seem to have rather a lot to show know. Perhaps it's worth meeting with someone in your department to discuss whether it's worth trying.
benpeek
Dec. 2nd, 2004 02:25 am (UTC)
i've applied a couple of times for scholarships with cash, but gotten knocked back. after my second year, i just didn't see the point. i'm either getting knocked back because of my marks in honours, or because of my project, which has never been considered the most academic of academic things.

it's a bitch, but i'm used to it.
bodhichitta0
Dec. 2nd, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)
Man cannot live on soup and bones alone.
benpeek
Dec. 3rd, 2004 02:10 am (UTC)
actually, he can. just not very well.
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