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Woohoo! son just found out he earned a large college grant!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trlsmn, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    $40,000 per year renewable grant to Babson university in Massachusetts, the number one rated business school in the country!
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. I sent my son to Washington State for his chosen degree field and paid out of state tuition. I was told by his HS guidance counselor to not to expect any scholarship help because he was a Caucasian male even though his grades were some of the best in his class. She was a piece of work, but sadly she was being honest.

    Here's hoping your boy has a great college experience. It's tough watching them leave the nest, but gratifying watching them come into their own. Be ready for "Dad, I'm kind of short on money!". Ask me how I know. :laugh:
     
  3. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    That should leave you with a ton of $$$ for ammo and more guns!!! Gratz!!
     
  4. donMiguel

    donMiguel SouthKingWA Active Member

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    Congratulations!! Quite an achievement, as competition for grant money is intense these days.

    So tell us, is his success attributable to your assistance, or despite it? :p :paranoid: :laugh:
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! he's earned this all himself by getting a 4.0 since gradeschool, he already has 2 local cash scholarships that will help him with expenses and have sent him to a couple college summer programs. The Mindsmatter program he has gone to every Saturday since sophomore year to study as well as sending him to summer programs back east the past two summers they help kids study for SATs and help them apply for grants.

    Marathon Education Partners | Marathon Education Partners

    Minds Matter
     
  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Congrats!You always said he was smart. This just proves that fact...and that he obviously takes after his mother's side of the family. :)
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Well his mom was Japanese so you're probably right about that.

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  8. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Congratulations! quite the accomplishment!
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Is he in the Mafia? :)
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Senior prom last weekend. I did joke with him about being a wise guy.
     
  11. Barefoot343

    Barefoot343 liberalville Active Member

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    wow, nice! congrats to him and you. $40,000 that is a great deal.
     
  12. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't you come to your Godfather?
     
  13. CIPuyleart

    CIPuyleart La Center, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Something to be proud of. I know my folks were pretty proud (and relieved) when I was able to secure similar sorts of funding for school back when I went, after providing me many of the same tools and opportunities that you gave your son. I'm certainly planning on helping my kids "make it" the same way...it's the only way to appreciate what you've got and make sure you don't waste it.
     
  14. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    I applaud Trlsmn. Rah!