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Old 12-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #16
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For all of you who have college experience, where do I begin to look for scholarships? Ty has visited the guidance office and they won't have any info available until March 1st. HUH? Isn't that getting a little late?

I've heard so much in warnings about scams when it comes to scholarships that I'm not sure where to look. Any trusted sites?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #17
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Monday again! Oh well this time next Monday we will be in Disney!

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dinner- maybe pizza casserole that seemed to go over well last time
Dance studio- only going to drop off paperwork and money for those that bothered to turn in on time. let the treasurer decide how she wants to handle the rest.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #18
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For all of you who have college experience, where do I begin to look for scholarships? Ty has visited the guidance office and they won't have any info available until March 1st. HUH? Isn't that getting a little late?

I've heard so much in warnings about scams when it comes to scholarships that I'm not sure where to look. Any trusted sites?
Yes, alot of them come out in March.... our school sends a spread sheet home everytime they find a new one...


Fastweb.com is relaible...
collegeboard.com will have some info..

I will ask PJ what she we used last year and what she is using now... still need to obtain them every year... some will be recurring provided you meet the requirements but ONLY if they say so upfront.. if not, they are a one time scholarship...

Do NOT, can't emphasise that a enough, do NOT pay for a scholarship nor a company to search for scholarships..

Go to your local library too.. they should have a book of scholarships..

I know we are headed there over Christmas break to start both kids looking.. I'm hoping to find some that DS16 can apply for as a Junior...
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #19
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Thanks Nan. That will at least get me (us) a good start. The guidance counselor we were assigned at the high school is the one everyone says is the worst to work with....it figures!

I feel so helpless and lost in all of this.
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Danielle,

Try emailing both schools financial aid offices and see if they have any good sites..
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:15 PM   #21
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So, you got my kids' guidance counselors brother/sister?? Ours is a dope too.. I have to fight him tooth and nail... I can't wait to go fight my case for next year as they don't offer my son enough to keep him there all day.. he is only 4 credit hours away from graduating RIGHT NOW!!! I really wish I could just graduate him in May...but he wants to play his SENIOR year of soccer.... so that is what we are doing... but on the schedule WE want since he has meet and exceeds all the state mandates to graduate with HONORS (including to date 16 credit hours of college... will have more of them next year)..
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:31 PM   #22
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March 1st is not an unusual date.. some scholarships especially thru the universities are based on your FAFSA form information....

I think they also do the quick turn around because kids are procrastinators and some don't submit in time and result in fewer applications to go through..
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In the spring of Tyler's junior year we got a letter from the school telling us Ty hadn't completed his senior project. OK.....well we didn't have college visits scheduled until the fall of his senior year so it made sense he hadn't completed it. I called and spoke with her and told her we would be doing the fall visits. In the very early fall I again received a letter telling us he hadn't completed his project. Again, hadn't done the visits yet.

After we had done two of the college visits I called to get a fax number so I could send copies of the forms stating he had done his visits. No way they were getting the originals, as they tend to lose things. Anway, she answers the phone and tells me the forms aren't necessary.....Tyler's paperwork is complete and had been so since his sophomore year! UGH! I told her I had spoken with her the previous spring andI was confused because we had gotten two letters telling us he was incomplete and she got a VERY snotty attitude telling me "well my computer says......". At that point I had enough and asked her if she was having a bad day. I'm sure somewhere in her little computer is a note in Tyler's file saying "Mom is a B*&%H".

Financial aide night was last week and there was this woman there who was scowling and acting like it was the last place she wanted to be. I said hi to her when we walked in, but she completely blew me off. Later in the evening when she was still sitting there looking like she hated to be there, I asked Tyler who she was. He said "mom, that's the guidance counselor". No wonder she didn't want to talk with me. Just our luck....two good counselors and one bad one....... and we get the bad one.
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March 1st is not an unusual date.. some scholarships especially thru the universities are based on your FAFSA form information....

I think they also do the quick turn around because kids are procrastinators and some don't submit in time and result in fewer applications to go through..
That's very helpful to know. Makes complete sense. Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #25
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Oh I know your pain!!!

Ours is notorious for not telling some seniors til 6 weeks before graduation they are short hours.... I mean, yes the kids should be held accountable...but you are supposed to be "guiding" them.. it's in your title!!! I found out before my kids even entered the HS level when a close friend's DD was short an English credit hour... so I watch mine like a hawk..
I wanted to change something w/ PJ's schedule her freshman year and he wouldn't return my emails/calls... so I showed up at school and told the secretary that I do NOT have a scheduled meeting but I am a SAHM and can sit in the office all day and all night til he meets with me since he won't return my calls and emails.... Needless to say, within in 5 minutes we were meeting.... I got the request and informed him that I knew of his track record and that I would be watching him like a hawk and wouldn't hesitate to be back in...
I'm sure I got a note in all the kids' files stating that same thing as yours.. Oh well, I'm not letting my kids get messed over.... not happening...
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #26
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Our file says the same thing and then DH went up and caused a giant ruckus!!!! Needless to say no one in the guidance office wants to see my angry 6'3" man again So they are happy to deal with me now. The financial aid stuff is quite confusing...Rachel is trying to figure out where to look for grants. We have financial aid night on Wednesday, hopefully it will be helpful.
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Good Luck!!!

Seems like we all have the same notation in our files!!!


Let me know if you find a grant site.. I will send anything I find out too!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #28
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Ok So I quite the fundraising organizer position. The treasurer is mad at me, since it now falls on her. Too bad she keeps letting people do as they please and not turn in money on time. I have to have deadlines and they have to be kept sorry people.

Nan, I got your mail today! Your family is a bunch of cuties

Lisa, i got yours Friday.

I have an email into the paper company waiting to hear back.

Got my FastPass+ in the mail. Not sure about setting up times before leaving home...
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Lisa- I got yours today! Cute! I am working on those this week : ) I actually have the cards, just need to address them! That is huge for me!

Exhausting day at work. Tonight I need to work on cards, finalize Amazon order, work on laundry a little more, and cook dinner. I believe we will be having chili!!! I can't believe our calendar is empty for the evening!!!

Rachal-LMK what you think about fast pass + when you return. Debating for our upcoming trip??

Nan- I will hope for a boy for them, because I can't imagine being born a girl in that situation knowing most family members wanted you to be a boy
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good luck with the financial stuff danielle and cheryl! will be so happy to have you all to ask questions when it's Megan's turn for college!

Rachal, happy to hear you quit the fundraising gig...hope it will give a needed break from all the you know what!
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