Honorable Mention? Not likely

It's no wonder why many don't apply to graduate school. The daunting task of preparing for one or more epic standardized tests is truly the beginning of an arduous journey. After completion of said tests, the application process begins. Writing numerous essays to numerous schools and cutting numerous checks of varying amounts then follows. Money that you might as well burn because you know you're only going to one school anyway.

But that's not all. Once the school application is in, then comes the financial leg of the trip. The tax information, the federal and state government forms, and then the scholarship applications. Now, that's where the process becomes a little overwhelming.

An applicant can fudge a little bit on the school essays. They're all basically cut from the same cloth. The scholarships, however, run the gamut of topics, and I'm getting sooo tired of writing about the same stuff I wrote about in high school: the death penalty, abortion, immigration. As I've mentioned before, the most original essay I've written recently answered questions regarding American involvement in the search for human rights in the Middle East.

The next one I have to answer, and tell me if I'm nuts in thinking the wording shows extreme bias:

How, if at all, would American society change if the current legal right to abortion is either severely restricted or eliminated?

I'll tell you how it would change! :)

(rolling eyes) Mere child's play. I'd love nothing more than to answer a question that actually tapped into the capacity of a thinking person.

I won't hold my breath.

Now all I've gotta do is think like Feinstein and I might win this thing.

UPDATE: Per my most recent attempt at a scholarship, I just read the winning essay from last year. Shock of all shocks, it was in support of physician-assisted suicide. I'm screwed.

Posted by Portia at April 6, 2006 01:13 PM | TrackBack