A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had entered myself as a contestant for the 3rd annual College Blogging Scholarship. I wasn’t too optimistic about my chances, but much to my surprise I got an e-mail Friday evening letting me know that I made the final 20! I am proud to say I’m in the running for $10,000 that will help finance my last semesters and pay down the debt I have accrued over the last few years. (Sorry I did not put something up about this sooner; a scheduled post didn’t go up for some reason.)
Now comes the tricky part. The next round of the contest is determined by voting, and I certainly don’t have much of a chance without your help. Please help support me as I finish my ecology & evolution degree by voting for me.
I’m up against some popular political and sports blogs, though, so I have another favor to ask. If you could ask your friends to throw a vote my way, or put up a link asking your readers to do the same (if you have a blog), it would do a lot to assist me. I definitely can’t do this on my own, and I am certainly grateful for all of you who have already voted and posted links!
Voting is going to be open until November 20th, so that’s about 11 days to boost my stats. From the looks of it I’m off to a pretty good start, but I still have a long way to go. I know I can make it, though, and I deeply appreciate the help of everyone who has already voiced their support. Thanks!
[I am indebted to Bora, Blake, Mo, Mike, ReBecca, Julia, Bryan, PZ, the guys at DSN, John, John, Mike, and Kevin Z for the links they have put up. The response today has been overwhelming, and even if I don't make it, I have certainly been encouraged by all the wonderful comments left around the blogosphere this weekend!]