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Monday, May 12, 2008

UW's Scholarship Guy

The PI's Amy Rolph had a terrific story last week on a UW student, Sam Lim, who overcame many obstacles in life to get to college and decided to help other students by helping them ferret out scholarship money. It's a great story plus good links to help on scholarships. Keep it in mind for the future; there honestly is a lot of money floating around out there and you don't have to be (1) number one in your class or (2) poor.

Here's Sam's scholarship website.

Then Amy Rolph followed up on the PI's School Zone blog with more information that couldn't be included in the original article. That's what good a blog can do when a news story goes long.

I hope all of you - no matter where your kids are in the school timeline - keep in mind that they get to high school very quickly. And, college is more competitive and more complicated than it used to be. Example: one size essay does NOT fit all. Many colleges and universities very much tailor their questions and you can't just plug in any answer. Enjoy these years but keep a file of information so that you don't get to freshman year and start scrambling. The high school counselors have their hands full so you might not be able to get as much help as you might like.

2 comments:

SolvayGirl said...

I would also suggest that parents check out ParentMap's website for an article I wrote about funding college. There are a couple of websites (fastweb.com) that give info on grants and scholarships that can be procured as young as 14.
Melissa is correct in thinking that it's never to soon to start planning for both admittance and funding applications.

Jet City mom said...

I hope all of you - no matter where your kids are in the school timeline - keep in mind that they get to high school very quickly.

And they get out of high school even more quickly- I think spring semester senior year should be 6 months long to give parents a chance to acclimate.