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PTY and the Blogging Scholarship

Poorer Than You means a great many things to me these days. It’s the first thing I check on when I wake up in the morning (obsessive much?) and I’m constantly jotting things down in a notebook when I get ideas for entries. It’s held me accountable for my own finances, giving me a push to keep going. Without it, I honestly don’t know if I would be where I am today.

I’ve known about The Blogging Scholarship for some time – longer than Poorer Than You has existed, actually. I’ve had many different blogs for many years, but all of them before PTY were personal, and never seemed appropriate to submit for the scholarship application. But this year, with PTY healthy and nearing its first anniversary, I decided to throw my hat into the ring.

And wouldn’t you know it, I’m a finalist. The scholarship committee reviewed my application and, along with 19 other finalists, I’m enjoying a position of honor right now. I’ll tell you: I’m truly ecstatic just to have been chosen as a finalist. And now the decision is up to voters. So here’s my humble plea:

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(Voting ends October 28th)

Added bonus for PTY stalkers: They listed my last name! It’s cool – I’m not the only Stephanie Collins in the world. In fact, I’m no where near the first result that comes up on Google – that honor goes to Stephanie Collins the renowned body builder! (Or maybe that is me… you don’t know!)

I hope that you check out the blogs of the other finalists as well. I know I’m making my way through the list! I also hope that those among you that have blogs will take the time to write a post about the Blogging Scholarship. I think it’s an excellent idea that rewards people for a sometimes-thankless activity. Not to mention we could all use a bit of help paying for school!

14 responses to “PTY and the Blogging Scholarship”

  1. Kevin

    Just dropping by to share words of encouragement. Blogging isn’t suppose to be a competition, it’s simply an outlet for your intellectual and creative expression. Just being on the top 20 list is a pretty neat honor already :)

  2. Karin Dalziel

    I’m glad to see a personal finance blog is on the blogging scholarship list. I’m on there too. (nirak.net) I’ve actually considered starting a personal finance blog, but then figured others have it covered.

    Instead, I blog about boring ol’ school stuff.

    I don’t actually hold out too much hope of winning, but I think the “campaign” as it were will be fun. :) Good Luck!

  3. Ashley

    good luck! hope you win!

  4. Millionster

    Well I voted for you. Hope it helps you catch up with that person with over 1000 votes =( Good luck though! Great job on the finalist pick that is an achievement =)

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  6. Stephanie(aka the bodybuilder)

    Hello Stephanie!!

    We have the same name! I was doing a search on my name and I came across your blog..and come to find out you mentioned me I am the Stephanie that is the bodybuilder!! ;) So i thought i would say Hello! You have a great name!!! ;)

    Good luck with the Blog Contest! Hope you win!!

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  8. JW Thornhill

    I found out about you on Blogging Away Debt…

    I just placed a vote for you.

    Good Luck!

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  10. louise

    Good Luck! I’ve just voted for you, it is great that you made it this far.

  11. Sarah

    Stephanie–

    Tricia over at BloggingAwayDebt sent me your way. I voted for you! Good luck, good luck, good luck!

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