Once again it’s the 2007 Blogging Scholarship contest. It’s been just short of a year since we offered everyone reading the opportunity to Send a Blogger to College. Now you get another chance. Of course the blogger in question, the now well-known Shelley Batts, maestra of Retrospectacle and my SciBling here at ScienceBlogs, is long out of college and close to being done with doctoral studies in the neurosciences at the University of Michigan. Last year she very nearly took the prize (with magnificent help from readers of Effect Measure). She’s a finalist once again and this year the prize is $10,000, a sum not exactly a tunafish sandwich if you are a struggling doctoral candidate.
Shelley’s the only one from ScienceBlogs in the running. More importantly, she’s a helluva blogger. Doctoral studies are tremendously demanding and so is writing a blog. She’s been doing it consistently and with grace and style, day in and day out. It’s easy to vote for her. Just go here and click on the Shelley Batts radio button. Real easy.
Looks like she’s running second out of 20 and the ScienceBlogs community has yet to weigh in. She’s already got my vote.