Tonight in class I found out that I was awarded a research fellowship! It is with my current professor for the fall and spring terms of this upcoming school year. I can't tell you how absolutely STOKED I am about this! My professor told me about it in class tonight. I have not gotten any official correspondence yet, but the names are sent to the professor for approval so he showed me the email and it is ME! If I had decided to apply for that job AND gotten it then I would be screwed. So everything works out in the end.
Here is the description:
Graduate Research Assistantships are designed to link a graduate student with a faculty member on a meaningful research project. During the assistantship period, the graduate research assistant will work directly with a faculty member on a project, which may lead to a presentation at a conference, a joint publication, or other significant professional activity. The assistantships are awarded to students who are fully admitted into a master’s degree program. They are intended to encourage and assist superior students in pursuing their course of graduate study; to provide students with professional development opportunities, and to provide support for faculty research, scholarship, and creative activities. The assistantships are competitive and are based on the requirements listed below. The assistantship includes 10 hours of work per week at $12 an hour in the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. Assistants receive full tuition remission for fall and spring semesters when classes are in session, except for consortia, directed studies and theses courses. The student is responsible for all associated course fees.