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Subject:Friday Five--February 13, 2009
Time:07:34 pm
This week's questions were suggested by kiwi_kero.

1. If you were to have a scholarship created in your honor, what qualities would you look for in applicants (leadership, service, GPA, etc.)?
2. Who would be eligible to apply for your scholarship (members of a certain major, ethnic group, sexuality, etc.)?
3. Would it be need-based or not? Why?
4. What would you call it?
5. If you made applicants write an essay, what would the topic be?



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quasiadastra
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Time:2009-02-13 01:57 am (UTC)
1. If you were to have a scholarship created in your honor, what qualities would you look for in applicants (leadership, service, GPA, etc.)
GPA, definitely. Leadership and service are okay, but since this is my scholarship in my honour, let's give some money to the smart recluses like myself. :P

2. Who would be eligible to apply for your scholarship (members of a certain major, ethnic group, sexuality, etc.)?
Major: recluse engineering students, like myself, who think homework = awesome (but not really. Look at Ms. Procrastinator, here).
DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE COUNTRY THE PERSON IS STUDYING IN!! I'm a non-American studying in the US, and I'm not eligible for any scholarships that I should be able to get due to me not being American. I'd really like some scholarships, plz. Tuition is -that- much more expensive with an exhange rate.... *grumbles*
Other than that, it's fair game. Maybe I should just change it to recluse science and engineering majors? I'm a little biased.

3. Would it be need-based or not? Why?
As someone who isn't eligible for enough scholarships in my own country due to members of my immediate family (ie: my parents) making too much money, no. Just because my parents make a fair amount of money doesn't mean I do.

4. What would you call it?
The Payoff of Not Having a Social Life.

5. If you made applicants write an essay, what would the topic be?
The benefits of creating a solid personal work ethic? I don't know. Considering writing essays is pretty painful for me, thinking of a topic for someone else to write about, even though it's a made up situation, is a bit difficult. The merits of studying for one's mechanics of materials test tomorrow, maybe? XD

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lilithlotr
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Time:2009-02-13 02:37 am (UTC)
Mine's here
http://lilithlotr.livejournal.com/2220506.html
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(Anonymous)
Subject:Great Questions
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Time:2009-02-13 03:07 am (UTC)
This was interesting and really made me think...Mine will be up after Midnight.

http://creativeselfbelief.blogspot.com/
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nya47
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Time:2009-02-13 03:11 am (UTC)
1. If you were to have a scholarship created in your honor, what qualities would you look for in applicants (leadership, service, GPA, etc.)?
I'd try to do a combination of GPA, leadership, Volunteerism/work experience, and life experience.

2. Who would be eligible to apply for your scholarship (members of a certain major, ethnic group, sexuality, etc.)?
I'd make it for students travelling abroad! It's hellishly expensive, and my government/school doesn't fund its students at all. (On a side note, I am SO JEALOUS of the Europeans and their Erasmus program. Grr...)

3. Would it be need-based or not? Why?
Nah, because I don't think the students who try to save money and not get a loan should be punished.

4. What would you call it?
The Hurr-Durr award? I dunno, someone else can figure that out.

5. If you made applicants write an essay, what would the topic be?
On the country they want to travel to, why they want to go, and what they expect to get out of it. OR on how lolcats will eventually take over the globe. Their choice :)
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wagrobanite
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Time:2009-02-13 03:20 am (UTC)
1. If you were to have a scholarship created in your honor, what qualities would you look for in applicants (leadership, service, GPA, etc.)?
Someone interested in studying genocide/forensic Anthropology, GPA, good essy

2. Who would be eligible to apply for your scholarship (members of a certain major, ethnic group, sexuality, etc.)?
anybody, Someone interested in studying genocide/forensic Anthropology, preference given to females

3. Would it be need-based or not? Why?
*shrugs* don't know

4. What would you call it?
Progressing Women in Forensic Anthropology and or genocidal studies

5. If you made applicants write an essay, what would the topic be?
what interests them in Forensic anthropology, why they want to study it and/or genocide and what they would do with it?
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tabular_rasa
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Time:2009-02-13 06:02 am (UTC)
Ooh, creative questions this time! I like!

1. If you were to have a scholarship created in your honor, what qualities would you look for in applicants (leadership, service, GPA, etc.)? I am SO SICK of leadership awards. Just because of that, I am going to make mine go to someone who is involved in lots of activities but specifically does NOT hold a leadership position. Instead, they are just a good participant in everything in which they are involved; they show up to their meetings, perform their duties, and have a good attitude. Not everyone is a president or a team captain; in fact, in order to HAVE a successful president or team captain, you need some responsible worker bees! And frankly, that kind of reliability and consistency is its own form of leadership which is often overlooked: leading by example.

2. Who would be eligible to apply for your scholarship (members of a certain major, ethnic group, sexuality, etc.)? Okay, I am also sick of exclusive scholarships. I know our establishments of postsecondary education have longstanding and yet unresolved inequalities of race, etc, but sometimes a middle-class white male deserves a break, too. There would be no barriers to application.

3. Would it be need-based or not? Why? No. Need-based scholarships are a little like welfare programs; they end up fucking over people who work hard and make just enough to not "need" it-- but still frankly could use the money. Plus scholarships are about the kids themselves, not their families (and their families' monies).

4. What would you call it? The Good Citizen Award or something comparable. (Actually, reading my criteria, I kind of want to call it the Hufflepuff Award or something, lol).

5. If you made applicants write an essay, what would the topic be? As much as I loved essay applications myself, since I'm a strong writer, I don't think my scholarship is the type to warrant an essay.
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2009-02-16 01:03 pm (UTC)
I like your ideas a lot!
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ms7168
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Time:2009-02-13 02:40 pm (UTC)
*Nods*
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oregonrose
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Time:2009-02-14 12:07 am (UTC)
1. If you were to have a scholarship created in your honor, what qualities would you look for in applicants (leadership, service, GPA, etc.)?
I'd look for alternate qualities such as intelligence, desire to succeed, and giftedness.

2. Who would be eligible to apply for your scholarship (members of a certain major, ethnic group, sexuality, etc.)?
Students with complex learning differences who have not been successful in mainstream schools.

3. Would it be need-based or not? Why?
To a certain extent, yes it should be needs-based. But there should be other considerations as well, including a student's potential ability to succeed in other schools.

4. What would you call it?
Heck if I know!

5. If you made applicants write an essay, what would the topic be?
See, that would be a tricky part. Some of the students who would apply would struggle with writing, so they should not be limited to just writing. Instead, applicants should submit an explanation of their desire to be accepted. The type of format used for the explanation would be approved beforehand.


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yoggie
Subject:Mine is up
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Time:2009-02-14 02:26 am (UTC)
www.yogblog.com
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(Anonymous)
Subject:Friday Five
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Time:2009-02-15 02:45 pm (UTC)
1. If you were to have a scholarship created in your honor, what qualities would you look for in applicants (leadership, service, GPA, etc.)?
I would look for two things: evidence of strong intellectual discipline and curiosity - such as teaching oneself a new language or building/repairing a house without help - and proof of overcoming long odds - adoption, physical deformity, recovery from serious illness.

2. Who would be eligible to apply for your scholarship (members of a certain major, ethnic group, sexuality, etc.)?
Women over forty who have never been married and who wish to enter a profession that is predominantly male.

3. Would it be need-based or not? Why?
I think any middle-aged woman who's never been married would a priori meet a needs test, so it wouldn't be necessary to explicitly impose such a requirement.

4. What would you call it?
A Second Chance

5. If you made applicants write an essay, what would the topic be?
I'd prefer a written interview with a presentation on any scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, historical or political topic.
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Time:2009-02-20 04:30 pm (UTC)
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