This is a phenomenal scholarship program offered by a very generous foundation. If you or someone you know is graduating from high school with the Class of 2018, consider applying for this (very) generous award.
Wow! Is this a game-changer like NYT seems to think it is?
“Yes, you’ve been pampered, cosseted, doted upon, helmeted, bubble-wrapped,” McCullough said in his speech. “Yes, capable adults with other things to do have held you, kissed you, fed you, wiped your mouth, wiped your bottom, trained you, taught you, tutored you, coached you, listened to you, counseled you, encouraged you, consoled you and encouraged you again. You’ve been nudged, cajoled, wheedled and implored. You’ve been feted and fawned over and called sweetie pie. … But do not get the idea you’re anything special. Because you’re not.”
Driving the point home, he added, “Think about this: even if you’re one in a million, on a planet of 6.8 billion that means there are nearly 7,000 people just like you.”
“Nearly half of Americans nationwide believe the availability of student loans has driven up tuition costs for everyone.”
I absolutely agree.