Monday, February 1, 2010

Our Mailbox Was Very, Very Good to Us Today

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.

8 comments:

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Congrats! My mailbox had some bills in it..........

ellen abbott said...

You must be so proud.

qandlequeen said...

That is indeed exciting news!

I'm not trying to piss in your pond, but do read the fine print very carefully - know exactly what she's getting into. Experience speaking here. My daughter was awarded a scholarship for full tuition to a private school. The little detail was that she had to live on campus, fees not covered in the scholarship. She found out after the fact that financial aid doesn't cover those expenses.

Linda in New Mexico said...

How very exciting for all of you. Congrats all around.

Marni said...

So proud of her...

One thing is for sure. I must live vicariously through you... my oldest with not EVER receive those letters. We'll probably be getting court summons...

:)

Life in the mom lane said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting- Way to go Squirrel!!!!!

Linda and Denny/RV Vagabonds said...

Woot! Congrats to the Squirrel for being such an all round great student/teen! Certainly every little bit of financial aid helps and it's nice when someone's hard work is rewarded.

Word verification is reepn; you are now reepn what you sowed these many years. Heh.

Rudee said...

You must be thrilled! How exciting for all of you. Fingers crossed she gets the full ride!