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Yes! Scholarship Score!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by fencer, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. fencer

    fencer NES Member

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    My Son is a Senior in High School and the acceptance letters have started coming in. His school of choice was Stonehill. He got his letter today and not only was he accepted, He was given the Presidents Merit Scholarship for $92,000.00

    I am not sure who is happier, him or me. I know who is prouder.
     
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    Awesome
     
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    That is one fine accompaniment and an even finer son. Congrats
     
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  4. fencer

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    Thank you. It was a total shock and he had pretty much wrapped his head around the notion that he was going to a State school. This changes everything.
     
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    Did you bribe anyone? J/K, well done.
     
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    So he got a 92k scholarship from The Donald?!?!?!! Sweet! Hopefully per year and not over 4 years....
     
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  7. fencer

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    Nah, that's why he was planning on accepting his offer to BSU. Very affordable.
    His older sister went to UMiami. I am still reeling from that.
     
  8. fencer

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    I wish.. Tuition and fees about $42k. Housing another $15k.
     
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    Nicely done
     
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    Has he considered a trade? JK, maybe.

    My youngest brothers friend graduated stone hill, and now he is a baller down outside of DC, big money. Best of luck.
     
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    Actually, he has for sure. Even trade schools are expensive now. But my plumber friend is doing better than my buddy the lawyer.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Don’t need to get into a trade school, just get a job as an apprentice and see if it works out. If it doesn’t, he got paid for his time.
     
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    Congrats
     
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  15. fencer

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    He's got a "plan". Of course at 18, that plan changes about once a month.
     
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    Indeed, congrats proud dad!
     
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    Another 'family win scenario' on NES. Love it! Congratulations.
     
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    Good things, happening to good people. Congrats!
     
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    A hell of an accomplishment, but when a school offers a "Scholarship" it is really a discount off of list price (classic price discrimination). More desirable students are often given a "deal" to boost the student body quality. My kid got a $10K per year discount from her undergrad school; nothing from Harvard. If it was a true "scholarship" it would be usable at any school.

    Besides the savings, it really says the school considers him an asset to their quality metrics. Impressive.
     
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    That is unbelievable! Congrats man, nice job!
     
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    I’ll second that. Congratulations to your son and your family.

    Bob
     
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    super news, congratulations.
     
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    Thank you all for the well wishes. Like so many good things in our lives, my wife deserves most of the credit. All three of my kids are NHS students, but both of my girls have a work ethic that was impressive. My son had a much easier time and it came easy for him, but he had to be encouraged ( nagged) to finish assignments and homework. And he complained about it. I have always said that someday, he would thank her for her constant pushing.
    He would rather go to the gym, or play his guitar. Hated the assignments, but aced the tests.

    His younger sister is a sophomore in high school and a much harder working student had a funny comment. She was irritated her brother tends to come home late and devour food at an alarming rate. Her comment was... " Dad, he only had a 3.8 GPA and scored a 1280 on his SAT's ! And did you know he ate an entire bag of oreo cookies last night? What is it, the Nabisco scholarship?" I almost choked on my dinner.
    I have always believed that kids should get involved and stay busy. I don't care if it is sports or an academic club, pick something you like and do it. My son is a varsity letterman, football and track ( shot put), debate team, chorus (SEMBSA winner), drama ( lead role in two school plays), and in the summer volunteered to work with younger kids in an athletic program run by the cops.
    He got three letters of recommendation from teachers and one from the Deputy Chief that ran the program for kids.
     
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    Can you spend it on ammo?

    That's awesome news, congratulations to him!
     
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    Couldn't say it any better! Congratulations to your son (and other kids) but in reality, you and your wife are no doubt prideful with good reason. You've obviously done things the right way !!!
     
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    That’s awesome! Congrats.
     
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    Congratulations you should be very proud. It is nice to see the hard work of parenting that you and your wife did payoff.
     
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    That is AWESOME!!! Congrats to you, your son and the entire family!!!

    :)
     
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    Congrats! It is a great feeling to see your kid's hard work come with a great reward.

    I have one done, one half way through and one going in two years - the younger one is a runner and has a good shot of picking up a scholarship (fingers crossed)
     
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