Tomorrow is the first day of school! It is also the day my 14-year old daughter starts high school!
My daughter, Amber Leigh, has been so enthusiastic (and petrified) to start this next phase of her educational life. As early as 6thGrade, she already mapped out what she would do in high school, like what program, foreign language, clubs, sports and other extra-curricular activities to join. Personally, I thought it was too soon for her to line up these things. I guess, it helps that her friends are somewhat like her…all driven to succeed, or at least try at it. She is set to enter the International Baccalaureate Program. I am adamant of her choice, since I know for a fact that she is more of a STEM inclined student. IB is more like…liberal arts. But anyway, whatever she likes. It is solely her decision.
My daughter has always been an achiever. I know, she will eventually earn some college Scholarship Money. However, it is too early to take comfort considering the unknowns. In one way or another, I would not let this hinder my daughter's dream of going for higher education.
I have been scouring the internet for any college Scholarship opportunities. I saw one headline which caught my attention. It is about a teen in central Florida, Abby Saxastar, who racked up $80,000 guaranteed scholarship money at Stetson University using the startup website Raise.Me. The said university is prominently known to be good…and expensive. Such a good deal! What is the catch? The money is tied up to the student’s achievement. In short, the more a student excel, the more he or she gets. I mean, this is really what it is in the academia. But if the family is far from the poverty line, it is difficult to get in, especially most scholarships have income requirement. Most of them favor students from low-income family.