I just wanted to write and thank you for the encouragement you provided as my daughter applied to colleges this fall. A big thanks for taking time to look over her transcript and make suggestions regarding courses taken through outside sources such as community college and distance learning programs. It really made for a more professional look.
In addition, thank you for the articles about the SAT and ACT on your blog/website that lead me to have Madeleine take both tests. Her high ACT score along with her GPA got her the invitation to Scholars' Day. I am convinced that her ACT score was a large factor in being awarded the Centennial Scholarship as well as being invited to be a member of the Ina E. Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women. Madeleine's scholarship will be paying for four years of tuition, out-of-state fees, room/board, book stipend as well as $5000 toward a month summer abroad program. We are so proud of her hard work and thank you again for all that I learned through your services.
There are sooo many parents that worry about college and scholarships. You are providing a service much needed by many of them.
Renee S. Gardiner
Congratulations! I'm always glad to hear about successful homescholars! My daughter also received a full-ride scholarship: she has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy in Westpoint, NY! She spent last year at a military prep school. She was the valedictorian of her class, and she received the "Top Engineering Student" award. I really believe that homeschooling taught her how to learn, and not just how to pass tests. Already, she has taken her education way beyond our homeschooling curriculum!
When, I hear stories like this, I really regret not having found Lee sooner.
I used one of those umbrella schools for homeschooler and some of the advice was bad. In fact, one nearly led to my daughter's acceptance being retracted on the final transcripts.
I was never told to do both ACT and SAT. I was never told to do a section of these while taking the HS school math for these.
I did manage to get my daughter a housing scholarship via private foundation though
and she did get some tuition scholarship but more always helps. Anyway,she loves the arrangement much more than those dorms since the girls are selected on their character as well as GPA. She met the profile.
Thank you for sharing this great news with other homeschoolers. My daughter will be applying to colleges in the fall and we are pretty excited about her prospects as well. You helped us last year to begin preparing her transcript and course descriptions and we are looking forward to your feedback this summer when we put the final touches on both.
This is wonderful. It is great to hear such an encouraging story about a successful homeschooler but also how Lee's encouragement and advice helped this family. Thanks for sharing. It made my day.