Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"not by the color of their skin..."

I paid tuition today. I had to pay the full tuition because I can't get a scholarship. Never mind that I have a 4.0 in Graduate School, I was told that is of little consequence when I went to the scholarship office today. After the lady asked if I was an incoming freshmen (yeah awesome- my self esteem went down a few more points, thanks) she then asked if I qualified for any of the minority student scholarships. Um what do you think lady? You color blind too? I told her that I am one of a handful of females in my entire program, that I work, that my parents didn't graduate from college, that I was raised on the streets by wolves but it didn't matter. She stamped my profile 'whitey' and then slammed the door on my 18-year-old looking face. Grrrr. I'm not asking for full tuition. I'm not asking for much, just a little help would be nice. I've got bills ya'll and I'm not talkin' dolla bills.

"...but by the content of their character."

She probably didn't celebrate MLK day yesterday.


Tanya said...

You're funny when you're pissed! Sorry, I know it wasn't a funny experience, but you still made me laugh. :-)

Mama P said...

You are perfect for our Crabbers and we love you!

Heidi said...

Yep - grad school - why can't people pay us to go to grad school - we couldn't find any money for it either so we're still paying for it...SORRY CHICA