Wednesday, September 20, 2006

LMU- Lovers of Money University

Bank account balance 9/19/06: $2,953.79

After finishing a rough budget of my thesis film, I calculate the costs to be $9,954.73, 90% of which is just film and processing.

Last night I recieved an email from LMU Donor Relations:

"Dear Sean,

Congratulations! As you probably know, you have been selected as a scholarship recipient for the 2006-2007 academic year...You received the Laurel and Hardy Endowment that is stewarded by Mr. A. Ben Chadwell.

Sincerely Yours,

Melissa Navaroli
Donor Relations Coordinator"

A little reaserch on the internet reveals the award to be worth $5,760.

I check my financial aid profile online.

"All or a portion of your LMU Grant has been replaced with an endowed scholarship funded by the generous donor(s) listed in your Award Letter. Eligibility for this endowed scholarship is subject to annual review.
Sep 15, 2006"

My 'Thank You' note to the Laurel and Hardy Endowment is due to the Donor Relations Office on Friday, but I am curious as to why I must be gracious as opposed to the University since it is the only beneficiary of the award.