Today was just a non-descript day at the Cliff house. I've been trying to organize all of Abby's college applications/scholarship forms so we know what is due when. It's really crazy; many of these colleges want applications by November 1. Right now, it seems a tad overwhelming, but come November, it will be nice to have it all out of the way.
Here's the thing: like many kids her age, Abby has no idea where she want to go or what she wants to study. So our plan is to apply to quite a few colleges/scholarship programs and see who gives her the best offers. I never thought I would involve myself in the process to the extent that I have. However, after looking at the prices of colleges, I have decided that my time will be well-spent if we can help her get a great scholarship. Dollar for dollar, I will "make" much more than if I just worked full time at the hospital. I'll let you know how things progress.
So far: College applications: 3. Scholarship applications: 3. She already is the North Carolina 2010 Samsung American Legion Scholarship Winner. Each state picks one boy and one girl. Prequalifiers were attendance at Girl's State and being a descendant of a Korean War Veteran (her grandpa). We were very excited to get this and she now advances to the National level where she has a 6 in 50 chance of winning a larger scholarship. There are SOOOOO many scholarships out there. Some are very specific. As my husband like's to say, sometimes it's just a matter of "showing up."