But this is where the application goes awry. A small typo in my statement led to a request to un-submit my application. The very same day, I made the changes, re-uploaded, and re-submitted. Seconds later, a confirmation page and a confirmation email. Submitted, to all appearances. Come the deadline date a week later, my application had not been submitted due to some glitch in the online system.
After emails, phone calls, and complaints the scholarship foundation has made it clear that despite an error in their system, they will not accept my application. It is disappointing, to say the least. But also appalling that the foundation acknowledges errors may occur, acknowledges I received a confirmation, but still refuses to take my application. The email confirmation, as I was told, is sent BEFORE the application is fully submitted and that after the confirmation was sent my application must have had a communication interruption. How that makes any sense is beyond me. I'm about 99.9% positive that technology today can provide an email confirmation AFTER something has been submitted rather than before. For a foundation that wants to promote international relations and humanizing people from other cultures, they don't seem to care very much for people from their own country. It's a shame.
It was a blow to my momentum, but I'm getting over it. It's one drawback. It's entirely possible I would not have been chosen as a scholarship recipient (though it would have been nice to at least be a candidate). But, as it is, I can only keep on keepin' on. Keep researching, applying, and moving on. Get over it and whatnot.
Enough yapping, my next post will include some pictures.
Your Broad (No Longer) Abroad,