Grad School Update: Michigan
I was accepted to the University of Michigan School of Information a few days ago, and I just got an email regarding my scholarship. They’re offering me a half tuition merit scholarship which reduces my tuition to the same that a resident would pay (around $7000 a semester).
This is pretty cool! They’re also going to pay for me to fly over there and visit the school on March 24-26. I have the Google College Day thing on the 23rd though. Maybe I can just fly over there directly from California. I’m gonna be tired when I get back!
As for the whole grad school thing, if the Google thing works out, I may decide to not go to grad school. I’m definitely keeping my options open, though. The scholarship offer from Michigan makes it feasible (at least, I think) for me to go to school there. If I get some kind of assistantship or maybe a paid internship (Google has an office in Ann Arbor), I could make it work.
All in all, I’m very happy to have options, as they help to keep my stress levels down (if one thing doesn’t work I could go to the next, etc). I’ll post updates as soon as I get them.