Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A-Z: B is for Broke
In the words of Fergie, "If you ain't got no money take your broke ass home!" or in my case, "get your broke ass through Grad School."
My last post A is for Applications in the A-Z Challenge provides some insight into how hard I am trying to come up with enough funds to put me through twenty months of being an unemployed grad student. At this point, eight of my eleven applications have been for scholarships. If the list grows past eleven applications, the additions will no doubt be for more funding.
Tuition fees at the University of New Brunswick and living expenses in Fredericton aren't overly grand so that is helpful. I also won't be taking a vehicle with me so that will save me some money. I am, in fact, getting a pretty decent funding package from UNB, but if I don't get any additional scholarships, I will indeed be a broke ass grad student and to that, I say, "No Thanks!"
Home in Manitoba will be approximately 3500 km from home in New Brunswick which is anywhere from $700 to $1000 for a round trip flight. I've been paying attention to Air Miles collection opportunities (I bought five jumbo boxes of cereal in mid-February so that I could collect 100 Air Miles and I will have you know that at the beginning of April, I only have one box left. I love me some cereal...maybe I can live on cereal in Grad School).
I won't have time to work because I will be reading ALL OF THE TIME and I don't want to be a broke ass, so I hope that you all will join me in begging the scholarship fairies to smile on me!
If anyone has any money-earning ideas, toss 'em at me! Too bad, I couldn't make money blogging...
Up next: C is for Countdown - days, hours, minutes, seconds, I'll have it all on tomorrow's blog!