Daddy Needs a Full-Ride Scholarship
January 4, 2013 4:11 PM Subscribe
Talk to me about college scholarships.
posted by COD to education (26 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My daughter, who is a junior, got her SAT scores back just before Christmas. They are in the "Hello, this is Harvard. Can we interest you in our school?" neighborhood. We are not surprised she did well. We are a little surprised she did that well.
A few other pertinent facts.
- She will be named a 4-H All-Star this year. (4-H equivalent of Eagle Scout)
- She plans to study equine science.
- She is a state champion in hippology, horse judging, and horse bowl.
- She has won several national championships in horse judging.
- Her goal for this year is a national championship in hippology, and I don't think I would bet against her.
Also, she is a good rider (dressage / hunt seat / judged trail riding) but she is sort of burnt out on the horse show thing right now and isn't sure she wants to ride competitively in school. So riding scholarships are not what we are looking for. This is all about academics.
I would think schools that care about equine science should really, really want my daughter to attend. And we've identified most of those schools.
Beyond doing a good job on the application and essays and getting good recommendation letters, what else should we be doing this year and with her applications to improve her odds of landing at least one full-ride offer? I feel like we left scholarship money on tables that we don't even know existed with my son, and I don't want to repeat the mistake.