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The bit where I get cheeky - Tactical Ninja

Oct. 15th, 2014

02:14 pm - The bit where I get cheeky

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"Dear Scholarships Committee,

Please find enclosed my application for a Victoria Graduate Award for the year 2015. As I did not complete all of my study at Victoria, please also find enclosed a copy of my academic transcript from Waikato University and my National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5), for which I was granted entry to Victoria University with 100 non-specified points at 100 level. Also included is a copy of my Bachelor’s degree gained at Victoria University, with which I graduated in 2013.

My intention is to study towards my Honours degree part time, completing two courses per year for two years. I realise that part of the criteria for Victoria Graduate Awards includes full time enrolment, however I would like my application to be considered for the following reasons:

1. The purpose of the Award is to encourage undergraduate students to proceed to graduate study and to research degrees. There are very few awards or scholarships offered at Honours level, therefore I believe that all potential Honours students should be eligible for the same level of encouragement regardless of their status as a full time or part time student.

2. I completed my degree while studying part time, as well as working full time and raising a family. I am unable to study full time because I have responsibilities that do not allow for such a luxury. I have a proven record of successful part time study, and do not believe that part time study detracts in any way from my academic achievement or future capability.

3. The Awards are granted solely on the basis of academic merit, therefore the format for a recipient’s study should not be relevant to the granting of an award. My academic record meets the criteria and I feel I should be given equal consideration alongside full time students.

Studying at University while fulfilling the responsibilities of an adult life is a demanding undertaking, and I would appreciate your support for my postgraduate study and consideration of my application for a Victoria Graduate Award.

Yours sincerely,

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From:fbhjr
Date:October 15th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
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I hope they do grant you one!
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From:tatjna
Date:October 15th, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)
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Me too, although I know it's a bit cheeky. Mostly I wanted to register my objection to (yet again) being left out of stuff because of being part time. I topped my classes so many times while studying, but never got recognition for it because end of year honours only go to full time students.
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From:dynamicgirl
Date:October 15th, 2014 08:23 am (UTC)
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Fingers crossed!
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From:pythia
Date:October 15th, 2014 08:53 am (UTC)
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Good luck!
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From:anna_en_route
Date:October 15th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Do you still keep in touch with any faculty? Because my partner is perhaps not the best networker but part of what helped him push through was a faculty member who pushed him into applying for his masters and kind of chivvied him through the initial process.
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From:anna_en_route
Date:October 15th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Also good luck!!!
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From:warriorsavant
Date:October 16th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
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Logic, well-reasoned, and therefore will never be accepted by the bureaucratic mind. That having been said, there are rare exceptions, and I will keep my fingers crossed that you become one of those (well-deserved) exceptions.
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From:meri_sielu
Date:October 18th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Fingers crossed for you!
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From:russiandolls
Date:October 23rd, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
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From my experience if they offer you anything, it'll be half the money, and not for twice the time. Good luck!
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From:adam_0oo
Date:October 31st, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Hear hear.
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