Dang you get paid for learning at school? Grr I always wanted my parents to pay me for my good grades, but that never happened. (I still don't think fair for kids to get paid for their grades lol)
Woa! 2k? Thats a huge amount of money! you can prob build a super high end computer, atleast I know I could, but one thing. since this is your first build..... well I dunno. you dont want to risk hundreds on guessing, so make sure you know what you are doing.
Consider buying used, I always done that and never had a problem whatsoever. it saves lots of money.
As other person have stated, just wait for the new processors to come out, since you are planning to spend that much money, its just foolish for you to start building now.
Although, if I were you, I would start buying the case, now
thats my favorite case. hard drives, dvd burners, and maybe psu