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CONGRATULATIONS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

CollegeNET would like to congratulate the recipients of the most recent scholarship election. Thanks to everyone who signed up, posted, voted, and helped make this site a success! Good luck to everyone in the next election!


Feb 25, 2015

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Joined Feb 12, 2015
Location Miami, FL
High School Coral Gables Sr High School

Hi! my name is Greta Baldizon. I'm a college student currently at Miami Dade College working to earn my AA in psychology. I'm passionate in the areas of Forensic Psychology and Film appreciation. I'm a hardworker and completely serious about working my way through college and achieving my goals and career path with a Masters in Forensic Psychology and a degree in Film. My dream is to accepted to Florida State University and be a Nole!!!. Not only does my drive for educational success move me to become something of importance to my friends and be successful in society but I also work hard to start my future with the love of my life. Love really does move mountains and its currently also what's keeping me moving for my future.

Thank you so much to CollegeNet in giving me the opportunity to move forward in college with this scholarship awards. I never thought such a site was possible, I couldn't believe it at all when I earned money!! thank you!!

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

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Joined Aug 08, 2008
Location CT
High School [Unknown]

I dream of a day when the internet will read our minds and update our "profiles" itself. So- where to start? I've been here on collegenet off and on for the better part of the last four years. It (and its WONDERFUL community) has seen me through a heck of a lot- my AA, two BAs, a move across the country, a career change (or two), entrance to my MA program, and lots of other stuff in between; good times and bad, for better or worse, and here I am today.

What else? I'm 26, a single white female, with a semi-well toned, yet curvacious figure. I am the mother to two fine specimens- both black- a long haired cat named Gretal and a mini-schnauzer named Max. I enjoy long walks on the beach, a fine glass of wine, and taking the time to look up at the stars. (Who doesn't?) Some of my favorite hobbies include knitting, gardening, seeing a good concert, sleeping, spending time with the family, and exercise.

I've enjoyed my time here on CNet and all the wonderful experiences it's provided me with. It goes without saying that I am enormously grateful for the scholarship funds- I simply don't know if I would be where I am today, going where I am tomorrow, without such enormous support.

(Insert Miss America Wave) Thanks for the glorious opportunity...
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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

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Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

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Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

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Joined Jan 19, 2015
Location New Orleans, LA
High School [Unknown]

Hi Everybody! I don't really know what to say here, I joined CollegeNET because I have quite a lot of student loans to pay off, as I'm sure you all do. Anyways, I hope this can be a fun experience and maybe I can meet some friends while earning some money towards my debt. :)

I graduated with a Political Science degree, I am currently living with my parents and I am pregnant with my first child, due in May. I can't wait!! I love food (and chocolate obviously), traveling, outdoor activities, and just hanging out with my family and friends.

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

Feb 18, 2015

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Joined Feb 12, 2015
Location Miami, FL
High School Coral Gables Sr High School

Hi! my name is Greta Baldizon. I'm a college student currently at Miami Dade College working to earn my AA in psychology. I'm passionate in the areas of Forensic Psychology and Film appreciation. I'm a hardworker and completely serious about working my way through college and achieving my goals and career path with a Masters in Forensic Psychology and a degree in Film. My dream is to accepted to Florida State University and be a Nole!!!. Not only does my drive for educational success move me to become something of importance to my friends and be successful in society but I also work hard to start my future with the love of my life. Love really does move mountains and its currently also what's keeping me moving for my future.

Thank you so much to CollegeNet in giving me the opportunity to move forward in college with this scholarship awards. I never thought such a site was possible, I couldn't believe it at all when I earned money!! thank you!!

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Aug 08, 2008
Location CT
High School [Unknown]

I dream of a day when the internet will read our minds and update our "profiles" itself. So- where to start? I've been here on collegenet off and on for the better part of the last four years. It (and its WONDERFUL community) has seen me through a heck of a lot- my AA, two BAs, a move across the country, a career change (or two), entrance to my MA program, and lots of other stuff in between; good times and bad, for better or worse, and here I am today.

What else? I'm 26, a single white female, with a semi-well toned, yet curvacious figure. I am the mother to two fine specimens- both black- a long haired cat named Gretal and a mini-schnauzer named Max. I enjoy long walks on the beach, a fine glass of wine, and taking the time to look up at the stars. (Who doesn't?) Some of my favorite hobbies include knitting, gardening, seeing a good concert, sleeping, spending time with the family, and exercise.

I've enjoyed my time here on CNet and all the wonderful experiences it's provided me with. It goes without saying that I am enormously grateful for the scholarship funds- I simply don't know if I would be where I am today, going where I am tomorrow, without such enormous support.

(Insert Miss America Wave) Thanks for the glorious opportunity...
72FchwkR

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 09/07/14
My name is Cari

I was born in 1973-- you figure out my age

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I majored in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the falseness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brilliant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Nov 16, 2014
Location PA
High School Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr Hs

Hello there! I'm Jared. I recently completed my Master of Science in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the Indiana University of PA. I completed both degrees with honors distinction. My undergraduate degree was completed with a 3.95/4.00 GPA. I ultimately would love to pursue a PhD, however for now I'm just trying to find my way into the workforce. Despite all of my hard work and dedication to my academics, I had little success securing scholarship funds and had to rely on loans to pay for most of my education. I'm currently $160,000+ in student loan debt, and it's become quite stressful to try to manage the payments. Despite my financial circumstance, I view my education and related experiences as invaluable aspects of my life that simply cannot be defined by monetary value. I live with no regrets, and take obstacles and set backs as learning experiences that can be overcome. I'm confident that with continued hard work & dedication, and a positive attitude that I can reach my goals and eventually get all of my student loans paid off! (:

Feel free to contact me via social media or e-mail!

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/jared.divido

E-mail: jaredadivido@gmail.com

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Joined Nov 20, 2014
Location San Francisco, CA
High School Granada Hills High School

Hello CNetters! I am a 25 year old graduate student finishing my thesis in English Literature while working 50 hours a week to support my growing family and pay off loans.

Currently juggling two careers: working as a computer technician at a university library in San Francisco and tutoring K-12 students in the evenings.

I hope to pay off my student loans as quickly as possible so I can escape the ever stacking interest and start saving up to buy a house ! My lovely partner is an incredible artist, and I want to support her ability to fill the world with beauty.

I was very excited to win the Rookie Prize, and am very glad to have discovered CollegeNet! I love the community here and sharing ideas with all of you. Good luck to us all!

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Joined Jan 07, 2015
Location STERLING, OK
High School Sterling High School

Hello everyone. I am a mother of three wonderful children. They are my life. I attended Cameron University. I graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Like many on here, I am trying to reduce my student loan debt.

I am the first generation in my family to attend and graduate college.

I hope to return to school. I could easily become a professional student. I love to learn, meet new people, hear others' ideas, and find it fascinating on all the subject and topics available at the college level. It is much like a candy store to me....I will take one of those, and one of those, ohhhhhhh and two of those.

I currently work in the correctional field. It is a rewarding job, and never boring. I always tell everyone.....the same routine but never the same day.

I look forward to this adventure on CNET, and hope to make some great friends along the way!

My Gmail is Heather73107 if you would like to talk more.

Heather

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

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Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

Feb 11, 2015

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Joined Feb 04, 2015
Location st.charles, IL
High School Saint Charles East High School

I'm a college student looking to pursue my dreams in a creative atmosphere. Since I could remember I was drawn into art. Of course, I wasn't always great at school and did not know a thing about how important it was. That's until I went to elgin community college. I put my motivational thinking skills to work. It isn't as easy as it seems, I had to make lots arrangements. for example, I had to take a semester off when my car broke down. did you know changing your oil is very important? if not, please take note because something so simple could end up being $4000 to fix.

but anyhow, I enjoy school and enjoy it more and more as I learn. its a long road, but I've gone this far and don't want to stop. who knew learning would be so rewarding.

Im hoping to get a graphic design degree or web developer degree.

you can contact me at:
asharp8084@student.elgin.edu

I hope to get to know everyone better because I really enjoy Cnet's community.

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Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Jan 07, 2015
Location STERLING, OK
High School Sterling High School

Hello everyone. I am a mother of three wonderful children. They are my life. I attended Cameron University. I graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Like many on here, I am trying to reduce my student loan debt.

I am the first generation in my family to attend and graduate college.

I hope to return to school. I could easily become a professional student. I love to learn, meet new people, hear others' ideas, and find it fascinating on all the subject and topics available at the college level. It is much like a candy store to me....I will take one of those, and one of those, ohhhhhhh and two of those.

I currently work in the correctional field. It is a rewarding job, and never boring. I always tell everyone.....the same routine but never the same day.

I look forward to this adventure on CNET, and hope to make some great friends along the way!

My Gmail is Heather73107 if you would like to talk more.

Heather

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Joined Nov 16, 2014
Location PA
High School Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr Hs

Hello there! I'm Jared. I recently completed my Master of Science in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the Indiana University of PA. I completed both degrees with honors distinction. My undergraduate degree was completed with a 3.95/4.00 GPA. I ultimately would love to pursue a PhD, however for now I'm just trying to find my way into the workforce. Despite all of my hard work and dedication to my academics, I had little success securing scholarship funds and had to rely on loans to pay for most of my education. I'm currently $160,000+ in student loan debt, and it's become quite stressful to try to manage the payments. Despite my financial circumstance, I view my education and related experiences as invaluable aspects of my life that simply cannot be defined by monetary value. I live with no regrets, and take obstacles and set backs as learning experiences that can be overcome. I'm confident that with continued hard work & dedication, and a positive attitude that I can reach my goals and eventually get all of my student loans paid off! (:

Feel free to contact me via social media or e-mail!

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/jared.divido

E-mail: jaredadivido@gmail.com

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Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 09/07/14
My name is Cari

I was born in 1973-- you figure out my age

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I majored in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the falseness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brilliant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

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Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Cherry Creek High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

I'm a senior in neuroscience at Boston University. I split my time between Boston and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it.

After college, I would really love to teach English abroad for a few years (hopefully Japan!), travel the world and erase my undergrad debt, then go back to get my master’s in education so I can teach science or English to high school students. All the while, I will be busy writing on here and writing fiction, so perhaps that can be a side career or (if I’m really lucky) I can become an author! How cool would that be?

My parents do not assist me with my tuition cost, so I have to take out large loans to cover the difference. When I graduate this spring I will have a total of $51,662 in debt, public and private, so I really need to do everything I can to pay that off as soon as possible! (before the interest makes it worse) I would really like to not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have a facebook, please feel free to add me as a friend! (https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter)

If you're interested in learning more about my novel I keep talking about, you can check out my tumblr where I catalogued all of my inspiration: http://writespark.tumblr.com/aboutme

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

Feb 4, 2015

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Joined Jan 19, 2015
Location New Orleans, LA
High School [Unknown]

Hi Everybody! I don't really know what to say here, I joined CollegeNET because I have quite a lot of student loans to pay off, as I'm sure you all do. Anyways, I hope this can be a fun experience and maybe I can meet some friends while earning some money towards my debt. :)

I graduated with a Political Science degree, I am currently living with my parents and I am pregnant with my first child, due in May. I can't wait!! I love food (and chocolate obviously), traveling, outdoor activities, and just hanging out with my family and friends.

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Nov 20, 2014
Location San Francisco, CA
High School Granada Hills High School

Hello CNetters! I am a 25 year old graduate student finishing my thesis in English Literature while working 50 hours a week to support my growing family and pay off loans.

Currently juggling two careers: working as a computer technician at a university library in San Francisco and tutoring K-12 students in the evenings.

I hope to pay off my student loans as quickly as possible so I can escape the ever stacking interest and start saving up to buy a house ! My lovely partner is an incredible artist, and I want to support her ability to fill the world with beauty.

I was very excited to win the Rookie Prize, and am very glad to have discovered CollegeNet! I love the community here and sharing ideas with all of you. Good luck to us all!

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Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

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Joined Oct 07, 2014
Location [Unknown]
High School Beis Chana Hs For Girls

"I have not lost my mind - it is backed up on disk somewhere."

If you are bored and looking to spam me, here's my contact info:

writingandschool at gmail dot com

Best of luck in all your endeavors!!

- Amber

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Joined Oct 15, 2014
Location cleveland, OH
High School [Unknown]

I think it is time for an update! I am starting to look at this whole CollegeNet thing differently, as I am about to celebrate my 3 month anniversary here. I am still thankful for each and every vote received and each and every comment left on my posts.

When I started, I really just wanted to win some money and this posting business seemed like something I had to do in order to make that happen. But now, I almost NEED to post. And to see what has been posted. I think the hardest part of my day is when I try to answer a post and see that I have already hit 5 posts. It just about kills me sometimes.

And no one was more surprised than I was when I started becoming invested in the people on here. When some of you start a story and don't update it on what has happened I kind of feel like it is a book with the last chapter missing. I like being a part of this community and I have grown attached to hearing about your lives! When I miss a few days, I feel like I have let us all down!

If anyone wants to reach me, my email is akfallon@hotmail.com

Good luck to all of you and thank you for bringing me good luck!

**It isn't enough to ask intelligent questions; you have to listen thoughtfully to the answers." --anonymous

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

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Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Oct 12, 2013
Location Normal, IL
High School School of Environmental Study

Out this week. (2/4) I'm a little burnt out. :(

Hello,

I am going back for my Masters' degree in Business Administration and I can't go without CollegeNet. Plain and simple. This means everything to me.

About Me:
-I love people and would like to think I am a genuinely nice person.
-I worked my tail off during my Bachelors' to take out the minimal amount of loans as possible. Don't envy me--I worked 2 full-time jobs at one point. FAFSA assumed that my parents "would contribute", even though they did not, and my parents "made too much" for me to get much in the way of assistance. We are still paying on my loan. Trying CollegeNet this time!
-My first experience with college was not the best, and I am looking to avenge it. (You read right.)
-I believe that learning is a life-long concept that does not stop after school.
-I am ambitious and want to do good things; including continuing to design and sell t-shirts to benefit animal rescues, have our own old dog animal rescue, foster rescue animals again, found a non-profit to benefit debt-strapped students, write a sitcom, (laughing helps people) etc.

This candidate's

Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

Jan 28, 2015

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Joined Jan 12, 2015
Location Anchorage, AK
High School [Unknown]

I am an Army vet and I currently design and build motorcycles. I originally went to school for airplane and power plant mechanics, but fell in love with bikes. I am here to try to win some money to pay off my student loans!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

This candidate's

Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

This candidate's

Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

This candidate's

Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 09/07/14
My name is Cari

I was born in 1973-- you figure out my age

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I majored in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the falseness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brilliant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am a 19 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

This candidate's

Joined Oct 07, 2014
Location [Unknown]
High School Beis Chana Hs For Girls

"I have not lost my mind - it is backed up on disk somewhere."

If you are bored and looking to spam me, here's my contact info:

writingandschool at gmail dot com

Best of luck in all your endeavors!!

- Amber

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Joined Jan 07, 2015
Location STERLING, OK
High School Sterling High School

Hello everyone. I am a mother of three wonderful children. They are my life. I attended Cameron University. I graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Like many on here, I am trying to reduce my student loan debt.

I am the first generation in my family to attend and graduate college.

I hope to return to school. I could easily become a professional student. I love to learn, meet new people, hear others' ideas, and find it fascinating on all the subject and topics available at the college level. It is much like a candy store to me....I will take one of those, and one of those, ohhhhhhh and two of those.

I currently work in the correctional field. It is a rewarding job, and never boring. I always tell everyone.....the same routine but never the same day.

I look forward to this adventure on CNET, and hope to make some great friends along the way!

My Gmail is Heather73107 if you would like to talk more.

Heather

This candidate's

Joined Sep 26, 2014
Location Piscataway, NJ
High School [Unknown]

"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" -Bob Marley

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Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

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Joined Jan 19, 2015
Location New Orleans, LA
High School [Unknown]

Hi Everybody! I don't really know what to say here, I joined CollegeNET because I have quite a lot of student loans to pay off, as I'm sure you all do. Anyways, I hope this can be a fun experience and maybe I can meet some friends while earning some money towards my debt. :)

I graduated with a Political Science degree, I am currently living with my parents and I am pregnant with my first child, due in May. I can't wait!! I love food (and chocolate obviously), traveling, outdoor activities, and just hanging out with my family and friends.

Jan 21, 2015

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Joined Jan 05, 2015
Location Mission Hills, CA
High School Immaculate Heart High School

I'm a musician, writer, and K-8th grade general music teacher.

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2009 with a BA in Gender & Women's Studies and a minor in Religious Studies. To become a music teacher, I took some additional classes in music education at Cal State L.A. (Orff Schulwerk, which is a music education pedagogy that uses a lot of movement, composition, and improvisation).

I'm on CollegeNET because I'm working on paying off my student loans, and I also hope to attend graduate school soon.

If you'd like, you can hear my music here: https://laurenkinney.bandcamp.com

Keep in touch on twitter @lauren_kinney.

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Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

I am a man of deep emotive feelings..often filled with sorrow.

please accept me for who I am...please

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

This candidate's

Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

This candidate's

Joined Nov 20, 2014
Location San Francisco, CA
High School Granada Hills High School

Hello CNetters! I am a 25 year old graduate student finishing my thesis in English Literature while working 50 hours a week to support my growing family and pay off loans.

Currently juggling two careers: working as a computer technician at a university library in San Francisco and tutoring K-12 students in the evenings.

I hope to pay off my student loans as quickly as possible so I can escape the ever stacking interest and start saving up to buy a house ! My lovely partner is an incredible artist, and I want to support her ability to fill the world with beauty.

I was very excited to win the Rookie Prize, and am very glad to have discovered CollegeNet! I love the community here and sharing ideas with all of you. Good luck to us all!

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Joined Nov 16, 2014
Location PA
High School Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr Hs

Hello there! I'm Jared. I recently completed my Master of Science in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the Indiana University of PA. I completed both degrees with honors distinction. My undergraduate degree was completed with a 3.95/4.00 GPA. I ultimately would love to pursue a PhD, however for now I'm just trying to find my way into the workforce. Despite all of my hard work and dedication to my academics, I had little success securing scholarship funds and had to rely on loans to pay for most of my education. I'm currently $160,000+ in student loan debt, and it's become quite stressful to try to manage the payments. Despite my financial circumstance, I view my education and related experiences as invaluable aspects of my life that simply cannot be defined by monetary value. I live with no regrets, and take obstacles and set backs as learning experiences that can be overcome. I'm confident that with continued hard work & dedication, and a positive attitude that I can reach my goals and eventually get all of my student loans paid off! (:

Feel free to contact me via social media or e-mail!

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/jared.divido

E-mail: jaredadivido@gmail.com

This candidate's

Joined Oct 07, 2014
Location [Unknown]
High School Beis Chana Hs For Girls

"I have not lost my mind - it is backed up on disk somewhere."

If you are bored and looking to spam me, here's my contact info:

writingandschool at gmail dot com

Best of luck in all your endeavors!!

- Amber

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Joined Feb 28, 2014
Location Rochester, NY
High School [Unknown]

Hey there everyone!

First of all, thank you to those of you who have voted for me or even considered voting for me. I'm grateful to be a part of this unique community of writers.

For my education, I'm working on my undergrad degree in architecture. I love the creative, conceptual parts of it, and the reason I got into it was my interest in art and oil painting with a classical and landscape focus.

I have a few dreams I'd like to accomplish with my degree.
First, I'd like to buy an apartment building and rent it out, slowly making renovations to it, giving people a gorgeous place to live.
Second, I'd like to design and build schools in developing countries in order to give the gift of education that my parents gave to me. Even with all this homework and these loans to deal with, we are all blessed with the opportunity of education.

Along with architecture, I'm really interested in art, plein air oil painting, real estate, travelling the world, as well as politics even though I have a hard time keeping up with global politics. Thanks for taking some time to get to know me!

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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

This candidate's

Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston. I like long walks on the beach and $300 a week. Haha!

I have my Certified Nursing Assistant certification and work as an in-home caregiver for the elderly.

I am majoring in Elementary Education.

I am going to community college for a semester and am now trying to transfer to a university.

Good luck to everyone who is competing!

:)

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Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Cherry Creek High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

I'm a senior in neuroscience at Boston University. I split my time between Boston and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it.

After college, I would really love to teach English abroad for a few years (hopefully Japan!), travel the world and erase my undergrad debt, then go back to get my master’s in education so I can teach science or English to high school students. All the while, I will be busy writing on here and writing fiction, so perhaps that can be a side career or (if I’m really lucky) I can become an author! How cool would that be?

My parents do not assist me with my tuition cost, so I have to take out large loans to cover the difference. When I graduate this spring I will have a total of $51,662 in debt, public and private, so I really need to do everything I can to pay that off as soon as possible! (before the interest makes it worse) I would really like to not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have a facebook, please feel free to add me as a friend! (https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter)

If you're interested in learning more about my novel I keep talking about, you can check out my tumblr where I catalogued all of my inspiration: http://writespark.tumblr.com/aboutme

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

Jan 14, 2015

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Joined Jan 07, 2015
Location STERLING, OK
High School Sterling High School

Hello everyone. I am a mother of three wonderful children. They are my life. I attended Cameron University. I graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Like many on here, I am trying to reduce my student loan debt.

I am the first generation in my family to attend and graduate college.

I hope to return to school. I could easily become a professional student. I love to learn, meet new people, hear others' ideas, and find it fascinating on all the subject and topics available at the college level. It is much like a candy store to me....I will take one of those, and one of those, ohhhhhhh and two of those.

I currently work in the correctional field. It is a rewarding job, and never boring. I always tell everyone.....the same routine but never the same day.

I look forward to this adventure on CNET, and hope to make some great friends along the way!

My Gmail is Heather73107 if you would like to talk more.

Heather

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

This candidate's

Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

This candidate's

Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

This candidate's

Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

I am a man of deep emotive feelings..often filled with sorrow.

please accept me for who I am...please

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 09/07/14
My name is Cari

I was born in 1973-- you figure out my age

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I majored in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the falseness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brilliant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

This candidate's

Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am a 19 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2015) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

This candidate's

Joined Dec 10, 2014
Location Anchorage, AK
High School Rim of The World High School

Thank you to everyone who has voted for me!!!

I live and go to school in the beautiful state of Alaska. I am an Elementary Education major seeking a bachelor's degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

I am planning on continuing my education with a PhD in educational policy and possibly indigenous studies. I hope to be an educational researcher focusing on teacher and student assessment, with an emphasis on educational experiences of indigenous people in places like rural Alaska. I feel as if our educational system is broken. I want to play a part in changing it for the better.

I love to travel, write and spend time outdoors. I am an avid fisher, and love nothing more than to spend my summers fishing for salmon on the beautiful Kenai River. I am getting married in June and I can't wait!!!

I look forward to meeting you my new CNET friends!

This candidate's

Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

This candidate's

Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

Jan 7, 2015

This candidate's

Joined Dec 26, 2014
Location Orland Park, IL
High School Carl Sandburg High School

I am an Audio Design and Production and American Sign Language Interpretation Double Major at Columbia College Chicago!

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

This candidate's

Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

This candidate's

Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

This candidate's

Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

This candidate's

Joined Oct 15, 2014
Location cleveland, OH
High School [Unknown]

I think it is time for an update! I am starting to look at this whole CollegeNet thing differently, as I am about to celebrate my 3 month anniversary here. I am still thankful for each and every vote received and each and every comment left on my posts.

When I started, I really just wanted to win some money and this posting business seemed like something I had to do in order to make that happen. But now, I almost NEED to post. And to see what has been posted. I think the hardest part of my day is when I try to answer a post and see that I have already hit 5 posts. It just about kills me sometimes.

And no one was more surprised than I was when I started becoming invested in the people on here. When some of you start a story and don't update it on what has happened I kind of feel like it is a book with the last chapter missing. I like being a part of this community and I have grown attached to hearing about your lives! When I miss a few days, I feel like I have let us all down!

If anyone wants to reach me, my email is akfallon@hotmail.com

Good luck to all of you and thank you for bringing me good luck!

**It isn't enough to ask intelligent questions; you have to listen thoughtfully to the answers." --anonymous

This candidate's

Joined Nov 16, 2014
Location PA
High School Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr Hs

Hello there! I'm Jared. I recently completed my Master of Science in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the Indiana University of PA. I completed both degrees with honors distinction. My undergraduate degree was completed with a 3.95/4.00 GPA. I ultimately would love to pursue a PhD, however for now I'm just trying to find my way into the workforce. Despite all of my hard work and dedication to my academics, I had little success securing scholarship funds and had to rely on loans to pay for most of my education. I'm currently $160,000+ in student loan debt, and it's become quite stressful to try to manage the payments. Despite my financial circumstance, I view my education and related experiences as invaluable aspects of my life that simply cannot be defined by monetary value. I live with no regrets, and take obstacles and set backs as learning experiences that can be overcome. I'm confident that with continued hard work & dedication, and a positive attitude that I can reach my goals and eventually get all of my student loans paid off! (:

Feel free to contact me via social media or e-mail!

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/jared.divido

E-mail: jaredadivido@gmail.com

This candidate's

Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Jun 17, 2013
Location Lawton, OK
High School [Unknown]

Hello to all at Cnet! My name is Joyce and I am soon to be 41 years old and going back to college. I am proud to enter into the Cnet community and meet new people and open my thoughts to different perspectives. It has been 10 years since I have attended school, and now it is time to finish my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.
I am currently employed as a Human Resource Representative at a detention center or in other words, a jail facility. I have went from being a Detention Officer, to Sergeant and then up the ladder to HR. Human Resource is not exactly what I wanted to do but it is a job and it is within the field of corrections for which I went to college for. Eventually, I would like to apply for Law School and become a lawyer in the Natural Oil and Gas Industry.
I have a wonderful supportive family that I love very much. My family means the world to me and watching my kids grow gives me the admiration to succeed in all that I do. They are my strength and my drive to be anything I want to be. At the same time I encourage my husband and children to do the same. REACH FOR THE STARS!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am a 19 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Cherry Creek High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

I'm a senior in neuroscience at Boston University. I split my time between Boston and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it.

After college, I would really love to teach English abroad for a few years (hopefully Japan!), travel the world and erase my undergrad debt, then go back to get my master’s in education so I can teach science or English to high school students. All the while, I will be busy writing on here and writing fiction, so perhaps that can be a side career or (if I’m really lucky) I can become an author! How cool would that be?

My parents do not assist me with my tuition cost, so I have to take out large loans to cover the difference. When I graduate this spring I will have a total of $51,662 in debt, public and private, so I really need to do everything I can to pay that off as soon as possible! (before the interest makes it worse) I would really like to not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have a facebook, please feel free to add me as a friend! (https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter)

If you're interested in learning more about my novel I keep talking about, you can check out my tumblr where I catalogued all of my inspiration: http://writespark.tumblr.com/aboutme

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

Dec 31, 2014

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Joined Dec 22, 2014
Location Ashburn, VA
High School Briar Woods High School

Hello there! I am fairly new to CNET but i already love this site. I love the idea of people voting for scholarships. I like listening to music, playing sports, laughing, and my family. I never new this site existed until now but i am already addicted to it.

"I love making people laugh and feel good, and that's awesome and special for me to be able to do that, but there really is nothing like kicking ass whether it's on a major scale, or whether it's in more of a dramatic fashion. Being physical and taking care of business the old-fashioned way is something that I love doing." Dwayne Johnson (my favorite quote). :)

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Cherry Creek High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

I'm a senior in neuroscience at Boston University. I split my time between Boston and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it.

After college, I would really love to teach English abroad for a few years (hopefully Japan!), travel the world and erase my undergrad debt, then go back to get my master’s in education so I can teach science or English to high school students. All the while, I will be busy writing on here and writing fiction, so perhaps that can be a side career or (if I’m really lucky) I can become an author! How cool would that be?

My parents do not assist me with my tuition cost, so I have to take out large loans to cover the difference. When I graduate this spring I will have a total of $51,662 in debt, public and private, so I really need to do everything I can to pay that off as soon as possible! (before the interest makes it worse) I would really like to not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have a facebook, please feel free to add me as a friend! (https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter)

If you're interested in learning more about my novel I keep talking about, you can check out my tumblr where I catalogued all of my inspiration: http://writespark.tumblr.com/aboutme

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

This candidate's

Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 09/07/14
My name is Cari

I was born in 1973-- you figure out my age

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I majored in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the falseness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brilliant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Nov 16, 2014
Location PA
High School Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr Hs

Hello there! I'm Jared. I recently completed my Master of Science in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the Indiana University of PA. I completed both degrees with honors distinction. My undergraduate degree was completed with a 3.95/4.00 GPA. I ultimately would love to pursue a PhD, however for now I'm just trying to find my way into the workforce. Despite all of my hard work and dedication to my academics, I had little success securing scholarship funds and had to rely on loans to pay for most of my education. I'm currently $160,000+ in student loan debt, and it's become quite stressful to try to manage the payments. Despite my financial circumstance, I view my education and related experiences as invaluable aspects of my life that simply cannot be defined by monetary value. I live with no regrets, and take obstacles and set backs as learning experiences that can be overcome. I'm confident that with continued hard work & dedication, and a positive attitude that I can reach my goals and eventually get all of my student loans paid off! (:

Feel free to contact me via social media or e-mail!

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/jared.divido

E-mail: jaredadivido@gmail.com

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Joined May 28, 2014
Location Maple Valley, WA
High School Tahoma Senior High School

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the voting for me and posting on my forums! I am grateful for the scholarships I have won and hope to continue to get to know you all through our forums.

A little bit about me... My name is Dessa and I have always been on the hunt for scholarships. I am attending Western Washington University (GO VIKINGS!) with a double major in History and Anthropology concentrating in Archaeology. I am also minoring in Arabic and Islamic Studies. I am really glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts about almost any subject and have the ability to win a scholarship while doing that!

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Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

Dec 24, 2014

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Joined Dec 10, 2014
Location Anchorage, AK
High School Rim of The World High School

Thank you to everyone who has voted for me!!!

I live and go to school in the beautiful state of Alaska. I am an Elementary Education major seeking a bachelor's degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

I am planning on continuing my education with a PhD in educational policy and possibly indigenous studies. I hope to be an educational researcher focusing on teacher and student assessment, with an emphasis on educational experiences of indigenous people in places like rural Alaska. I feel as if our educational system is broken. I want to play a part in changing it for the better.

I love to travel, write and spend time outdoors. I am an avid fisher, and love nothing more than to spend my summers fishing for salmon on the beautiful Kenai River. I am getting married in June and I can't wait!!!

I look forward to meeting you my new CNET friends!

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

I am a man of deep emotive feelings..often filled with sorrow.

please accept me for who I am...please

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

This candidate's

Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

This candidate's

Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

This candidate's

Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

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Joined Oct 12, 2013
Location Normal, IL
High School School of Environmental Study

Out this week. (2/4) I'm a little burnt out. :(

Hello,

I am going back for my Masters' degree in Business Administration and I can't go without CollegeNet. Plain and simple. This means everything to me.

About Me:
-I love people and would like to think I am a genuinely nice person.
-I worked my tail off during my Bachelors' to take out the minimal amount of loans as possible. Don't envy me--I worked 2 full-time jobs at one point. FAFSA assumed that my parents "would contribute", even though they did not, and my parents "made too much" for me to get much in the way of assistance. We are still paying on my loan. Trying CollegeNet this time!
-My first experience with college was not the best, and I am looking to avenge it. (You read right.)
-I believe that learning is a life-long concept that does not stop after school.
-I am ambitious and want to do good things; including continuing to design and sell t-shirts to benefit animal rescues, have our own old dog animal rescue, foster rescue animals again, found a non-profit to benefit debt-strapped students, write a sitcom, (laughing helps people) etc.

This candidate's

Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Cherry Creek High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

I'm a senior in neuroscience at Boston University. I split my time between Boston and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it.

After college, I would really love to teach English abroad for a few years (hopefully Japan!), travel the world and erase my undergrad debt, then go back to get my master’s in education so I can teach science or English to high school students. All the while, I will be busy writing on here and writing fiction, so perhaps that can be a side career or (if I’m really lucky) I can become an author! How cool would that be?

My parents do not assist me with my tuition cost, so I have to take out large loans to cover the difference. When I graduate this spring I will have a total of $51,662 in debt, public and private, so I really need to do everything I can to pay that off as soon as possible! (before the interest makes it worse) I would really like to not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have a facebook, please feel free to add me as a friend! (https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter)

If you're interested in learning more about my novel I keep talking about, you can check out my tumblr where I catalogued all of my inspiration: http://writespark.tumblr.com/aboutme

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

Dec 17, 2014

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Joined Nov 19, 2014
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School C E Byrd High School

Im currently a graduate student working on a master's degree at LSU studying parasitology in animal sciences. I love animals and science! In my free time (when it exists), I love to watch shows like New Girl and Archer on Netflix or play with my big white fluffy cat.

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

This candidate's

Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2015) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

This candidate's

Joined Oct 12, 2013
Location Normal, IL
High School School of Environmental Study

Out this week. (2/4) I'm a little burnt out. :(

Hello,

I am going back for my Masters' degree in Business Administration and I can't go without CollegeNet. Plain and simple. This means everything to me.

About Me:
-I love people and would like to think I am a genuinely nice person.
-I worked my tail off during my Bachelors' to take out the minimal amount of loans as possible. Don't envy me--I worked 2 full-time jobs at one point. FAFSA assumed that my parents "would contribute", even though they did not, and my parents "made too much" for me to get much in the way of assistance. We are still paying on my loan. Trying CollegeNet this time!
-My first experience with college was not the best, and I am looking to avenge it. (You read right.)
-I believe that learning is a life-long concept that does not stop after school.
-I am ambitious and want to do good things; including continuing to design and sell t-shirts to benefit animal rescues, have our own old dog animal rescue, foster rescue animals again, found a non-profit to benefit debt-strapped students, write a sitcom, (laughing helps people) etc.

This candidate's

Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

This candidate's

Joined Oct 15, 2014
Location cleveland, OH
High School [Unknown]

I think it is time for an update! I am starting to look at this whole CollegeNet thing differently, as I am about to celebrate my 3 month anniversary here. I am still thankful for each and every vote received and each and every comment left on my posts.

When I started, I really just wanted to win some money and this posting business seemed like something I had to do in order to make that happen. But now, I almost NEED to post. And to see what has been posted. I think the hardest part of my day is when I try to answer a post and see that I have already hit 5 posts. It just about kills me sometimes.

And no one was more surprised than I was when I started becoming invested in the people on here. When some of you start a story and don't update it on what has happened I kind of feel like it is a book with the last chapter missing. I like being a part of this community and I have grown attached to hearing about your lives! When I miss a few days, I feel like I have let us all down!

If anyone wants to reach me, my email is akfallon@hotmail.com

Good luck to all of you and thank you for bringing me good luck!

**It isn't enough to ask intelligent questions; you have to listen thoughtfully to the answers." --anonymous

This candidate's

Joined Oct 07, 2014
Location [Unknown]
High School Beis Chana Hs For Girls

"I have not lost my mind - it is backed up on disk somewhere."

If you are bored and looking to spam me, here's my contact info:

writingandschool at gmail dot com

Best of luck in all your endeavors!!

- Amber

Dec 10, 2014

This candidate's

Joined Nov 20, 2014
Location San Francisco, CA
High School Granada Hills High School

Hello CNetters! I am a 25 year old graduate student finishing my thesis in English Literature while working 50 hours a week to support my growing family and pay off loans.

Currently juggling two careers: working as a computer technician at a university library in San Francisco and tutoring K-12 students in the evenings.

I hope to pay off my student loans as quickly as possible so I can escape the ever stacking interest and start saving up to buy a house ! My lovely partner is an incredible artist, and I want to support her ability to fill the world with beauty.

I was very excited to win the Rookie Prize, and am very glad to have discovered CollegeNet! I love the community here and sharing ideas with all of you. Good luck to us all!

This candidate's

Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

I am a man of deep emotive feelings..often filled with sorrow.

please accept me for who I am...please

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Nov 16, 2014
Location PA
High School Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr Hs

Hello there! I'm Jared. I recently completed my Master of Science in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the Indiana University of PA. I completed both degrees with honors distinction. My undergraduate degree was completed with a 3.95/4.00 GPA. I ultimately would love to pursue a PhD, however for now I'm just trying to find my way into the workforce. Despite all of my hard work and dedication to my academics, I had little success securing scholarship funds and had to rely on loans to pay for most of my education. I'm currently $160,000+ in student loan debt, and it's become quite stressful to try to manage the payments. Despite my financial circumstance, I view my education and related experiences as invaluable aspects of my life that simply cannot be defined by monetary value. I live with no regrets, and take obstacles and set backs as learning experiences that can be overcome. I'm confident that with continued hard work & dedication, and a positive attitude that I can reach my goals and eventually get all of my student loans paid off! (:

Feel free to contact me via social media or e-mail!

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/jared.divido

E-mail: jaredadivido@gmail.com

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Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

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Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

Dec 3, 2014

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Joined Nov 23, 2014
Location Romeoville, IL
High School Romeoville High School

Well I guess I have to update this biography section now! I now know more after using this site for a couple weeks and competing in the weekly scholarships. Some things about me include my journey to become a physical therapist. I also love cooking vegetarian food!

In terms of my place on this site, I have read and commented on some amazing forums that are very thought provoking! And ultimately, I hope to contribute to those forums as well!

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

This candidate's

Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

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Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

This candidate's

Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

This candidate's

Joined Feb 23, 2012
Location Paw Paw, MI
High School Paw Paw High School

Graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2010: BS Nursing.

I am currently a third year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Humor is a universal language :)

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

This candidate's

Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Oct 15, 2014
Location cleveland, OH
High School [Unknown]

I think it is time for an update! I am starting to look at this whole CollegeNet thing differently, as I am about to celebrate my 3 month anniversary here. I am still thankful for each and every vote received and each and every comment left on my posts.

When I started, I really just wanted to win some money and this posting business seemed like something I had to do in order to make that happen. But now, I almost NEED to post. And to see what has been posted. I think the hardest part of my day is when I try to answer a post and see that I have already hit 5 posts. It just about kills me sometimes.

And no one was more surprised than I was when I started becoming invested in the people on here. When some of you start a story and don't update it on what has happened I kind of feel like it is a book with the last chapter missing. I like being a part of this community and I have grown attached to hearing about your lives! When I miss a few days, I feel like I have let us all down!

If anyone wants to reach me, my email is akfallon@hotmail.com

Good luck to all of you and thank you for bringing me good luck!

**It isn't enough to ask intelligent questions; you have to listen thoughtfully to the answers." --anonymous

This candidate's

Joined May 28, 2014
Location Maple Valley, WA
High School Tahoma Senior High School

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the voting for me and posting on my forums! I am grateful for the scholarships I have won and hope to continue to get to know you all through our forums.

A little bit about me... My name is Dessa and I have always been on the hunt for scholarships. I am attending Western Washington University (GO VIKINGS!) with a double major in History and Anthropology concentrating in Archaeology. I am also minoring in Arabic and Islamic Studies. I am really glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts about almost any subject and have the ability to win a scholarship while doing that!

Nov 26, 2014

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Joined Nov 19, 2014
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School C E Byrd High School

Im currently a graduate student working on a master's degree at LSU studying parasitology in animal sciences. I love animals and science! In my free time (when it exists), I love to watch shows like New Girl and Archer on Netflix or play with my big white fluffy cat.

This candidate's

Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

This candidate's

Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

This candidate's

Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

This candidate's

Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

This candidate's

Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

This candidate's

Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am a 19 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Cherry Creek High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

I'm a senior in neuroscience at Boston University. I split my time between Boston and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it.

After college, I would really love to teach English abroad for a few years (hopefully Japan!), travel the world and erase my undergrad debt, then go back to get my master’s in education so I can teach science or English to high school students. All the while, I will be busy writing on here and writing fiction, so perhaps that can be a side career or (if I’m really lucky) I can become an author! How cool would that be?

My parents do not assist me with my tuition cost, so I have to take out large loans to cover the difference. When I graduate this spring I will have a total of $51,662 in debt, public and private, so I really need to do everything I can to pay that off as soon as possible! (before the interest makes it worse) I would really like to not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have a facebook, please feel free to add me as a friend! (https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter)

If you're interested in learning more about my novel I keep talking about, you can check out my tumblr where I catalogued all of my inspiration: http://writespark.tumblr.com/aboutme

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

This candidate's

Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 09/07/14
My name is Cari

I was born in 1973-- you figure out my age

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I majored in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the falseness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brilliant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

Nov 19, 2014

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Joined Nov 05, 2014
Location Morgantown, WV
High School [Unknown]

Thankful to have won Rookie Scholarship 11/19! Unfortunately, I'll be without access for an extended period and so I have to take a C-Net break, but I hope to be back ASAP after the start of 2015. Thanks again, everyone - EKC

This candidate's

Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Cherry Creek High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

I'm a senior in neuroscience at Boston University. I split my time between Boston and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it.

After college, I would really love to teach English abroad for a few years (hopefully Japan!), travel the world and erase my undergrad debt, then go back to get my master’s in education so I can teach science or English to high school students. All the while, I will be busy writing on here and writing fiction, so perhaps that can be a side career or (if I’m really lucky) I can become an author! How cool would that be?

My parents do not assist me with my tuition cost, so I have to take out large loans to cover the difference. When I graduate this spring I will have a total of $51,662 in debt, public and private, so I really need to do everything I can to pay that off as soon as possible! (before the interest makes it worse) I would really like to not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have a facebook, please feel free to add me as a friend! (https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter)

If you're interested in learning more about my novel I keep talking about, you can check out my tumblr where I catalogued all of my inspiration: http://writespark.tumblr.com/aboutme

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Oct 12, 2013
Location Normal, IL
High School School of Environmental Study

Out this week. (2/4) I'm a little burnt out. :(

Hello,

I am going back for my Masters' degree in Business Administration and I can't go without CollegeNet. Plain and simple. This means everything to me.

About Me:
-I love people and would like to think I am a genuinely nice person.
-I worked my tail off during my Bachelors' to take out the minimal amount of loans as possible. Don't envy me--I worked 2 full-time jobs at one point. FAFSA assumed that my parents "would contribute", even though they did not, and my parents "made too much" for me to get much in the way of assistance. We are still paying on my loan. Trying CollegeNet this time!
-My first experience with college was not the best, and I am looking to avenge it. (You read right.)
-I believe that learning is a life-long concept that does not stop after school.
-I am ambitious and want to do good things; including continuing to design and sell t-shirts to benefit animal rescues, have our own old dog animal rescue, foster rescue animals again, found a non-profit to benefit debt-strapped students, write a sitcom, (laughing helps people) etc.

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Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

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Joined Oct 15, 2014
Location cleveland, OH
High School [Unknown]

I think it is time for an update! I am starting to look at this whole CollegeNet thing differently, as I am about to celebrate my 3 month anniversary here. I am still thankful for each and every vote received and each and every comment left on my posts.

When I started, I really just wanted to win some money and this posting business seemed like something I had to do in order to make that happen. But now, I almost NEED to post. And to see what has been posted. I think the hardest part of my day is when I try to answer a post and see that I have already hit 5 posts. It just about kills me sometimes.

And no one was more surprised than I was when I started becoming invested in the people on here. When some of you start a story and don't update it on what has happened I kind of feel like it is a book with the last chapter missing. I like being a part of this community and I have grown attached to hearing about your lives! When I miss a few days, I feel like I have let us all down!

If anyone wants to reach me, my email is akfallon@hotmail.com

Good luck to all of you and thank you for bringing me good luck!

**It isn't enough to ask intelligent questions; you have to listen thoughtfully to the answers." --anonymous

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Joined Oct 16, 2014
Location MI
High School [Unknown]

Hello! First, I wanna give a HUGE thanks to Cnet & all those have voted for me. Thank you for your time, you guys rock. Seriously, I am so thankful!

I am currently trying to chase my dreams down & I am excited to begin my journey here on CNet.

I am a high school senior about to step into the world of college. I plan to major in Biomedical Engineering. (:

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Joined Oct 28, 2014
Location Woodinville, WA
High School Woodinville High School

I am studying Philosophy at Western Washington University with minors in German and Arabic and Islamic Studies. I love to be engaged and engage others in deep thoughtful and meaningful discussions that aim at discovering the truth and to meet new people and forge many friendships in mine and other cultures. This is thus what I hope to do with my life and what I will bring to CollegeNET.

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Joined May 28, 2014
Location Maple Valley, WA
High School Tahoma Senior High School

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the voting for me and posting on my forums! I am grateful for the scholarships I have won and hope to continue to get to know you all through our forums.

A little bit about me... My name is Dessa and I have always been on the hunt for scholarships. I am attending Western Washington University (GO VIKINGS!) with a double major in History and Anthropology concentrating in Archaeology. I am also minoring in Arabic and Islamic Studies. I am really glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts about almost any subject and have the ability to win a scholarship while doing that!

Nov 12, 2014

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Joined Oct 03, 2014
Location Lakewood, OH
High School Westlake High School


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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Sep 27, 2009
Location Las Vegas, NV
High School Estrella Foothills High School

Hey there, I'm Jamie. :)

I want to start this off by thanking each and every one of you who has supported me these past couple of years and helped me receive scholarships from this fantastic website. I appreciate you SO much, and I will be around as much as I possibly can in order to return the favor. You are all such wonderful, deserving individuals and I enjoy every conversation I have with each one of you. I am forever grateful for your support.

If you're new to the site (welcome to CollegeNET!) or you don't know me very well, here's a little bit about myself.

First off, my username is pronounced (tee-zay). It's a word I made up when I was really, really young and it stuck. It's become a part of me, even though that sounds incredibly cheesy.

I am 22 years old, and I went Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. I majored in Graphic Design and minored in Marketing. I'm very artistic- I love to do crafts, make collages, and scrapbook. I'd rather make something than buy it. I'm known for doodling all over my notes, being a perfectionist, and having great computer skills. I think these traits are what made me decide to be a Graphic Designer, and I'm beyond excited about my choice in this career path.

Even when I'm not competing for a scholarship, I love to chat on CollegeNET, so I'm sure you'll see me around often. :)

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

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Joined May 26, 2014
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Mingus Union High School

Cameras, mountains, and evergreen trees are pretty rad. Scholarships are too! I'd like all four to be abundant in my life. Thanks for helping me out!

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Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

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Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston. I like long walks on the beach and $300 a week. Haha!

I have my Certified Nursing Assistant certification and work as an in-home caregiver for the elderly.

I am majoring in Elementary Education.

I am going to community college for a semester and am now trying to transfer to a university.

Good luck to everyone who is competing!

:)

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Joined Oct 12, 2013
Location Normal, IL
High School School of Environmental Study

Out this week. (2/4) I'm a little burnt out. :(

Hello,

I am going back for my Masters' degree in Business Administration and I can't go without CollegeNet. Plain and simple. This means everything to me.

About Me:
-I love people and would like to think I am a genuinely nice person.
-I worked my tail off during my Bachelors' to take out the minimal amount of loans as possible. Don't envy me--I worked 2 full-time jobs at one point. FAFSA assumed that my parents "would contribute", even though they did not, and my parents "made too much" for me to get much in the way of assistance. We are still paying on my loan. Trying CollegeNet this time!
-My first experience with college was not the best, and I am looking to avenge it. (You read right.)
-I believe that learning is a life-long concept that does not stop after school.
-I am ambitious and want to do good things; including continuing to design and sell t-shirts to benefit animal rescues, have our own old dog animal rescue, foster rescue animals again, found a non-profit to benefit debt-strapped students, write a sitcom, (laughing helps people) etc.

This candidate's

Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am a 19 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 09/07/14
My name is Cari

I was born in 1973-- you figure out my age

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I majored in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the falseness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brilliant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

Nov 5, 2014

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Joined Oct 16, 2014
Location Winsted, CT
High School Macduffie School

Hi! My name is Kate - I live in New England and I absolutely love it here. I have two young male cats (Bear and Jack) - they are still figuring out how to get along. I have a wonderful fiancee and a beautiful Jeep (2005 LJ Wrangler) that I spend any of my free time and money on. Nothing is more important to me in life than friends and family as well as being challenged doing what I love.

I have my undergraduate degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering with a minor in Business Management. I am currently pursuing a dual master's degree in Engineering and Operations Management - and I think I may continue to study Materials Science when I am done with this program.

Since high school I have always wanted to work with polymers. In my professional career I have worked as an R&D chemist for a tape company and now I work as a process engineer in an adhesives company. Maybe one day when I grow up I will move on to coatings!

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Joined Sep 25, 2010
Location Wonderland
High School Orange Park High School

Hi there, friend. Oh, we're not friends yet? Bummer. We should be!

I'll start. Im Ashley. Nice to meet ya! We can be pals on Facebook too if you like! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.zirkle

**NOTE: I'm on a social media break. If you friend request me between now and April 1st, I will not be seeing the request until then, so please be patient :) If you'd like to keep in contact outside of CNet and not wait until April 1st to chat and get to know each other better, feel free to shoot me an email: ashleynicolez at iCloud dot com **

If I'm honest, you'd learn a lot more about me here than on any other social media account I own.

The basics that make me tick:

- I believe in aiming to be a giver of strength, love, and good vibes.
- I believe in giving back.
- I believe in the calming effect that is music.
- I believe in encouraging children how to dream and how to be sympathetic.
- I believe in crazy living room dance parties.
- I believe in seeing where your passions take you.
- I believe in dreaming big.
- I believe in working hard for one's goals.
- I believe in taking chances.
- I believe in the power of travel.
- I believe in the strength of connecting with others.

May your day be as awesome as you make it.
See you around the forums.
-- Ashley aka Elle :)

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Joined Sep 27, 2009
Location Las Vegas, NV
High School Estrella Foothills High School

Hey there, I'm Jamie. :)

I want to start this off by thanking each and every one of you who has supported me these past couple of years and helped me receive scholarships from this fantastic website. I appreciate you SO much, and I will be around as much as I possibly can in order to return the favor. You are all such wonderful, deserving individuals and I enjoy every conversation I have with each one of you. I am forever grateful for your support.

If you're new to the site (welcome to CollegeNET!) or you don't know me very well, here's a little bit about myself.

First off, my username is pronounced (tee-zay). It's a word I made up when I was really, really young and it stuck. It's become a part of me, even though that sounds incredibly cheesy.

I am 22 years old, and I went Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. I majored in Graphic Design and minored in Marketing. I'm very artistic- I love to do crafts, make collages, and scrapbook. I'd rather make something than buy it. I'm known for doodling all over my notes, being a perfectionist, and having great computer skills. I think these traits are what made me decide to be a Graphic Designer, and I'm beyond excited about my choice in this career path.

Even when I'm not competing for a scholarship, I love to chat on CollegeNET, so I'm sure you'll see me around often. :)

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

I am a man of deep emotive feelings..often filled with sorrow.

please accept me for who I am...please

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

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Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

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Joined May 28, 2014
Location Maple Valley, WA
High School Tahoma Senior High School

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the voting for me and posting on my forums! I am grateful for the scholarships I have won and hope to continue to get to know you all through our forums.

A little bit about me... My name is Dessa and I have always been on the hunt for scholarships. I am attending Western Washington University (GO VIKINGS!) with a double major in History and Anthropology concentrating in Archaeology. I am also minoring in Arabic and Islamic Studies. I am really glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts about almost any subject and have the ability to win a scholarship while doing that!

Oct 29, 2014

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Joined Oct 07, 2014
Location [Unknown]
High School Beis Chana Hs For Girls

"I have not lost my mind - it is backed up on disk somewhere."

If you are bored and looking to spam me, here's my contact info:

writingandschool at gmail dot com

Best of luck in all your endeavors!!

- Amber

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

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Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

I am a man of deep emotive feelings..often filled with sorrow.

please accept me for who I am...please

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Sep 27, 2009
Location Las Vegas, NV
High School Estrella Foothills High School

Hey there, I'm Jamie. :)

I want to start this off by thanking each and every one of you who has supported me these past couple of years and helped me receive scholarships from this fantastic website. I appreciate you SO much, and I will be around as much as I possibly can in order to return the favor. You are all such wonderful, deserving individuals and I enjoy every conversation I have with each one of you. I am forever grateful for your support.

If you're new to the site (welcome to CollegeNET!) or you don't know me very well, here's a little bit about myself.

First off, my username is pronounced (tee-zay). It's a word I made up when I was really, really young and it stuck. It's become a part of me, even though that sounds incredibly cheesy.

I am 22 years old, and I went Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. I majored in Graphic Design and minored in Marketing. I'm very artistic- I love to do crafts, make collages, and scrapbook. I'd rather make something than buy it. I'm known for doodling all over my notes, being a perfectionist, and having great computer skills. I think these traits are what made me decide to be a Graphic Designer, and I'm beyond excited about my choice in this career path.

Even when I'm not competing for a scholarship, I love to chat on CollegeNET, so I'm sure you'll see me around often. :)

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined May 26, 2014
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Mingus Union High School

Cameras, mountains, and evergreen trees are pretty rad. Scholarships are too! I'd like all four to be abundant in my life. Thanks for helping me out!

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Joined May 28, 2014
Location Maple Valley, WA
High School Tahoma Senior High School

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the voting for me and posting on my forums! I am grateful for the scholarships I have won and hope to continue to get to know you all through our forums.

A little bit about me... My name is Dessa and I have always been on the hunt for scholarships. I am attending Western Washington University (GO VIKINGS!) with a double major in History and Anthropology concentrating in Archaeology. I am also minoring in Arabic and Islamic Studies. I am really glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts about almost any subject and have the ability to win a scholarship while doing that!

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Joined May 13, 2014
Location CDA, ID
High School Mead Senior High School

Hello, my name is Michelle. I am a wife and mother to a 11 year old girl and 12 year old boy. I have worked in the healthcare field for 14 years now. I love my job, and I am passionate about leadership and learning. I started my masters degree 2 year ago and I will be done in 2015. I am looking forward to being done, but the loan is ugly!

When I’m not working, studying or running kids to their sports; I enjoy camping, hiking, and reading. I am also a huge wine enthusiast! I look forward to posting, commenting and debating with all of you, and in the process pay back my college loans!

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Joined Oct 15, 2014
Location cleveland, OH
High School [Unknown]

I think it is time for an update! I am starting to look at this whole CollegeNet thing differently, as I am about to celebrate my 3 month anniversary here. I am still thankful for each and every vote received and each and every comment left on my posts.

When I started, I really just wanted to win some money and this posting business seemed like something I had to do in order to make that happen. But now, I almost NEED to post. And to see what has been posted. I think the hardest part of my day is when I try to answer a post and see that I have already hit 5 posts. It just about kills me sometimes.

And no one was more surprised than I was when I started becoming invested in the people on here. When some of you start a story and don't update it on what has happened I kind of feel like it is a book with the last chapter missing. I like being a part of this community and I have grown attached to hearing about your lives! When I miss a few days, I feel like I have let us all down!

If anyone wants to reach me, my email is akfallon@hotmail.com

Good luck to all of you and thank you for bringing me good luck!

**It isn't enough to ask intelligent questions; you have to listen thoughtfully to the answers." --anonymous

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Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School Bowling Green School

My name is Sarah. I live in Baton Rouge, LA.

I attended LSU in Baton Rouge for 5 years before transferring to LSUHSC (Health Science Center) in New Orleans to complete my undergraduate BS degree in Medical Technology in 2008. I work as a Medical Technologist at LSU-SVM (School of Veterinary Medicine), where I take care of the wonderful creatures, big and small, that show up at the doors of the SVM Clinics.

So why am I on CollegeNET?

I graduated with $30,000 in student loan debt. The scholarships I win will go towards helping me pay off the debt. I would like to go to graduate school to earn an MS, but I need to pay down the debt before I do go back to school.

I appreciate all your posts to my forums, for reading my forums, and for voting for me.

Oct 22, 2014

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Joined Oct 12, 2014
Location Troy, MI
High School Regina High School


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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

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Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Between Albany & Buffalo, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Empty nest-er and working on my doctorate in education. I'm happily remarried. I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my husband or dog, whichever one is around!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2015) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

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Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

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Joined Jun 30, 2014
Location Lynnwood, WA
High School Meadowdale Senior High School

My name's Megan, and I like math. And CollegeNET.


I'm starting my first quarter at the University of Washington Bothell. It's a public school with a private school feel. I'm really excited to be at a small school again, where I can get to know my professors.

I work as a teaching assistant in college algebra classes, and it's my favorite job ever. There's something so rewarding about seeing adult students push through to understand something they never thought they could. Because I love my job so much, my goal is to eventually teach math at a community college.

The plan is to finish up a second bachelor's degree, and then grad school. Somewhere.



Right now I'm kind of figuring life out. In 2013 I lost my best friend to suicide. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning how to love and laugh again. I'm figuring out who I am without him.


I'm excited to start some conversations with you all.

If you want, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/notyouraveragemeg
Or if you prefer e-mail, my gmail is megan.m.bean

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Joined Oct 15, 2014
Location cleveland, OH
High School [Unknown]

I think it is time for an update! I am starting to look at this whole CollegeNet thing differently, as I am about to celebrate my 3 month anniversary here. I am still thankful for each and every vote received and each and every comment left on my posts.

When I started, I really just wanted to win some money and this posting business seemed like something I had to do in order to make that happen. But now, I almost NEED to post. And to see what has been posted. I think the hardest part of my day is when I try to answer a post and see that I have already hit 5 posts. It just about kills me sometimes.

And no one was more surprised than I was when I started becoming invested in the people on here. When some of you start a story and don't update it on what has happened I kind of feel like it is a book with the last chapter missing. I like being a part of this community and I have grown attached to hearing about your lives! When I miss a few days, I feel like I have let us all down!

If anyone wants to reach me, my email is akfallon@hotmail.com

Good luck to all of you and thank you for bringing me good luck!

**It isn't enough to ask intelligent questions; you have to listen thoughtfully to the answers." --anonymous

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Joined May 28, 2014
Location Maple Valley, WA
High School Tahoma Senior High School

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the voting for me and posting on my forums! I am grateful for the scholarships I have won and hope to continue to get to know you all through our forums.

A little bit about me... My name is Dessa and I have always been on the hunt for scholarships. I am attending Western Washington University (GO VIKINGS!) with a double major in History and Anthropology concentrating in Archaeology. I am also minoring in Arabic and Islamic Studies. I am really glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts about almost any subject and have the ability to win a scholarship while doing that!

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My main goal is: Graduate in Spring 2015.



My scholarship goals:

** Earn scholarships for Spring 2015 --GRADUATE!!--
** Earn scholarhsips for study abroad Summer 2015


*Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?

I am very thankful for CollegeNet because it has afforded me the opportunity to finish my undergraduate degree. I am really happy to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and follow my dreams.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 09/07/14
My name is Cari

I was born in 1973-- you figure out my age

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I majored in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the falseness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brilliant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

Oct 15, 2014

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Joined Oct 08, 2014
Location Coeur d'Alene, ID
High School [Unknown]

Hello all!

My name is Courtney and I'll tell you a little bit about me. I am 20 years old and recently became a Certified Medical Assistant. I also just started a new job and I love it because it gives me the opportunity to help those who need it. I'm originally from Kellogg Idaho, which is a very small town, but I'll always love it, even when I hate it.

I live with my best friend from high school and our two puppies, who are spoiled rotten, but they are very loved. I am dating an awesome guy and have been for almost two years now, and I love my family more than anything. I'm very family oriented.

I plan to continue my education at some point down the road, and it would be really helpful to have a little bit of assistance with that, which is why I think this site will be a great experience.

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Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

I am a man of deep emotive feelings..often filled with sorrow.

please accept me for who I am...please

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Fraggle Rock
High School Badger High School

It really means a lot to me and changed my life for the better.

If you are new here please stick around and give it a chance.

I consider Cnet to be a place I can talk with friends.

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration and a bachelor’s in psychology

A few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I graduated with honors and intend to hold myself to a high standard for the rest of my classes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez1@gmail.com. I added a "1" to that address that you can remove, been getting spammed like crazy.

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life.

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing.

“Life” is the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil .^_^.

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school (five years now). I graduated magna cum laude in May from Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I majored in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track.

"I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck." I wrote that years ago and can I just tell you that I have accomplished all of that! I have just started graduate school in my program at NYU!

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Lidia63

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-I have interned and volunteered in my field at a hospital, school, clinic and private practice
-I have volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance and I am big into dancing lindyhop


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans! My family is forever grateful!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Shanghai, China
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm at the 6 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie (turns out I don't!). I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. Working on a residential/commercial development that will redefine Qi He and a school that will be in a neighboring province and teach k-12. and this stuff will probably be built! While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand to finish the China portion of my education. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest will be 3 in November & my youngest is almost a year old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 40% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Sep 22, 2014
Location Cape Coral, FL
High School [Unknown]

Hi everyone!

I'm really excited to be here! I am a returning adult, so I already have a bachelors in something else, but I am getting my second bachelors in Computer Information Technology. The reason is because I wanted a "second chance" at life, I guess you could say. The first time around wasn't cut out to be what I expected. ^_^

I recently found out that my Financial Aid is running out because of my previous degree. Which means I will have to pay for school out of pocket.

I am now doing my best to find scholarships to complete school. I left everything to start over into a new career.. so please cross your fingers for me so that I can have my second chance!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has voted for me and I wish you all the very best! ^_^

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Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

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Joined Oct 12, 2013
Location Normal, IL
High School School of Environmental Study

Out this week. (2/4) I'm a little burnt out. :(

Hello,

I am going back for my Masters' degree in Business Administration and I can't go without CollegeNet. Plain and simple. This means everything to me.

About Me:
-I love people and would like to think I am a genuinely nice person.
-I worked my tail off during my Bachelors' to take out the minimal amount of loans as possible. Don't envy me--I worked 2 full-time jobs at one point. FAFSA assumed that my parents "would contribute", even though they did not, and my parents "made too much" for me to get much in the way of assistance. We are still paying on my loan. Trying CollegeNet this time!
-My first experience with college was not the best, and I am looking to avenge it. (You read right.)
-I believe that learning is a life-long concept that does not stop after school.
-I am ambitious and want to do good things; including continuing to design and sell t-shirts to benefit animal rescues, have our own old dog animal rescue, foster rescue animals again, found a non-profit to benefit debt-strapped students, write a sitcom, (laughing helps people) etc.

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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2015) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

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Joined Jan 06, 2014
Location CDA, ID
High School [Unknown]

My name is Marie and I am a wife to an amazing hubby of 18 (almost 19!) years and we have 2 beautiful daughters who I love and adore with everything I have. Getting to be with these three people everyday make my life complete and keep me striving to do better. I really am blessed! I would love to be able to pay off my student loans so I can continue to save for college and other things for my kiddos! Plus earning free money is kinda cool!

I am also a nurse and I LOVE taking care of people. Nursing is a career to which you need dedication, reliability, trust and a whole lot of heart. I believe that I have these skills and I am lucky enough to have amazing coworkers who posses them as well. I love working in a team setting for the greater good of someone other than myself. I genuinely want to make a difference to people, and to help them and their families through anything they maybe going through.

I am trying to win these scholarships so I can pay off my student loans so I can cut back some at work. As I said before my girls are my heart and I really want a little more time at home with them! Happy voting!

Oct 8, 2014

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Joined Sep 23, 2014
Location New Albany, IN
High School [Unknown]

Hello!

My name is Abrielle. I'm 23.

I am finishing (hopefully) my last year of college. I will have a BA in sociology. I cannot begin to express how excited I am to finish this degree up.

I have considered getting an associates in Sonography once I finish my bachelors but I would have to move away and of course the money aspect is daunting considering the loans that I have already racked up.

Help me win scholarships on here! Yeah, that'd be swell :)

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in Dec. 2004 and started working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist in 2007. I loved my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges before my job disappeared completely. I continued to work as an IBI therapist while working on my master's in social work at Eastern Washington University. I graduated in March, 2014 and am currently working as a mental health therapist and I specialize with individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and developmental disabilities.

I stumbled upon collegenet on my university's financial aid webpage. I thought it was too good to be true, but since my college had endorsed it, I decided to stick with it. Well, turns out, this site is NOT too good to be true! In the last 4 years, I've earned money for college, had thousands of debates, and have made some good friends. Thanks to everyone who has supported me!

I currently live in northern Idaho with my husband of 17 years and our three children: a girl who is 8, a boy who is 6, and our baby girl who will be 1 in May.

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