Thursday, December 29, 2011

I'll take it!

So this first semester of radiation therapy school is over! WhoooooooHoooooo I remember the first day of orientation and thinking that I had a loooong ways til December and a LOT of driving to do. Now all of a sudden I've got one semester down and just two more to go. I had a wonderful semester- loved my clinical rotation, didn't mind the drive, and even managed to pass rad. physics with a high B. But here's one of the highlights of this semester-

At the beginning of the semester, our program director announced that she was going to raise/collect money for a scholarship in her fathers name. There would be two awarded to therapy students, and one to a dosimetry student. They wouldn't be a lot of money, but anything is better than nothing. There were a few stipulations to be able to qualify for this scholarship however.
-Be a non-smoker (since her father died of lung cancer)
-Volunteer 20 hours during the semester
-Write a 1 page paper about why you need the scholarship
-Have a 3.5 GPA for the 1st semester
Not too bad stipulations, so I thought I'd give it a try. Well after my 20 hours were completed along with my paper, all I had to do was pray for a 3.5 GPA. A few not so good test grades and lots of praying and breath-holding later... my overall GPA was 3.56 for the semester. Now it was just up to the committee to determine who would be awarded the scholarships. I guess it wasn't that hard of a decision to make seeings how I was the ONLY one who applied for the scholarship! So not only was I awarded one scholarship, but BOTH of them. I'm one happy girl!