I didn't know about this when it comes to college acceptance - but let me say, we are thrilled.
Allow me to enlighten you! :D
We received a letter today from a college that the Squirrel has been accepted to. Enclosed was a letter detailing all of the grants and scholarships she will be awarded if she chooses their school to attend. So far it is $16,000.00 per year for four years with more promised should she decide to attend. Um, WOW! [It is a private college, not a state school, so it is still pricey - but I will take a discount like that anyday of the week!]
She has also been invited to participate in the Scholar's Program. It is for those students that have been accepted to this particular college who are in the top of the pool per their grades, SATS and activities. She will compete against 49 other students for scholarships - 1st place is full tution, room board and books for 4 years [one person is awarded this] and 2nd place [for 12 students] is full tuition for four years. Then a whole bunch of other prizes. Just for participating each student receives $3,500!
I knew we will always be able to afford to send any of the kids to college - it is what we do, right? - but that she worked so hard and the payoff is coming in [literal] dollars makes me breath easier and just burst with pride that she did so well.
I think I may have easy dreams tonight.