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Old 05-20-2008, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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That is wonderful. Does Maine have anything like a state scholarship program? Can she work and pay part of the tuition? Question, questions. She would most likely be eligible for some student loans, but as you said 30K is steep. Good luck! Be happy that she has found a niche. I have a 20 year old who has no idea of what he wants to do. He is working for Target now, but I hope he decides to do something more.

Good luck to you and her!.

 
Old 05-20-2008, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Johnson and Wales has an excellent culinary school and Smithfield RI was a really nice community when I worked there. However it works out......be proud!
 
Old 05-20-2008, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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good morning everyone and thank you Yes, she was definitely bouncing off the walls, and to a certain extent she still is! We're still really hoping we can get her there without her taking out a lot of loans. I'd feel bad if she had to defer her acceptance for a year, but worse if she starts out with a substantial debt. She is starting out in culinary arts, but her goal at this point is to transfer to the baking and pastry arts major.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Carefree, AZ
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Wow Molly that is so exciting!
There has just got to be a way! We have a daughter in College studing to be a nurse and I always tell my husband when tutition comes around let's just beg , borrow and steal ( not the steal part) to keep her in school.
Good Luck to you both my fingers are crossed-
 
Old 05-20-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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good morning everyone and thank you Yes, she was definitely bouncing off the walls, and to a certain extent she still is! We're still really hoping we can get her there without her taking out a lot of loans. I'd feel bad if she had to defer her acceptance for a year, but worse if she starts out with a substantial debt. She is starting out in culinary arts, but her goal at this point is to transfer to the baking and pastry arts major.
Mollysmiles, Congratulations on your daughters acceptance to Johnson and Wales I have a friend who graduated from J&W many years ago and has been the head of the kitchens for the Pitney Bowes campus for 20 years now. He makes great money and loves the job. Your daughter's prospects in CA are endless.
There is a lot of money available to bright students. Look to church related scolarships and local organizations like Amvets, Lions, Kiwanas etc, You'll be surprised how much money these places have to give away.
Also check with the school itself. Sometimes they have grants or scolarships they give away just for the asking. My son got $10,000 from Alfred University and never asked them for a dime...he just had good grades! Good luck and if you need some direction to scolarships DM me. My brother is a guidance counselor.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 05:39 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Mollysmiles, Congratulations on your daughters acceptance to Johnson and Wales I have a friend who graduated from J&W many years ago and has been the head of the kitchens for the Pitney Bowes campus for 20 years now. He makes great money and loves the job. Your daughter's prospects in CA are endless.
There is a lot of money available to bright students. Look to church related scolarships and local organizations like Amvets, Lions, Kiwanas etc, You'll be surprised how much money these places have to give away.
Also check with the school itself. Sometimes they have grants or scolarships they give away just for the asking. My son got $10,000 from Alfred University and never asked them for a dime...he just had good grades! Good luck and if you need some direction to scolarships DM me. My brother is a guidance counselor.
I agree, there's tons of money out there if you know where to look. My kid also got a tons of money from her school in Boston, just because she was from Maine! Out of state schools love kids from Maine! Yes, her grades had a lot to do with it also, and we hired a college consultant to help us find the money as I had no idea where to look. But that was money well spent as it saved me thousands. Her tuition was 36k - that was 3 yrs ago.
I'm also happy that she brought her degree back to Maine and put it to good use. Send em' off to school, then bring em' back home to work!
Good luck Molly, what a great adventure!
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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Thanks you guys!


Now I have a question....where is Peachie? I've not posted much here for a few days, but I definitely notice her absence! She's not the only one either that isn't around much.....did the black flies lug everyone off? Although that can't be your excuse Quiet Walker!
 
Old 05-21-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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... Now I have a question....where is Peachie? I've not posted much here for a few days, but I definitely notice her absence! She's not the only one either that isn't around much.....did the black flies lug everyone off? Although that can't be your excuse Quiet Walker!
The devil made me not post OOOOOOoooooo....
 
Old 05-21-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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Thanks you guys!


Now I have a question....where is Peachie? I've not posted much here for a few days, but I definitely notice her absence! She's not the only one either that isn't around much.....did the black flies lug everyone off? Although that can't be your excuse Quiet Walker!
It's been a quiet week that's for sure.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Florida&Eastport
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Molly,
Great news about your daughter's college acceptance. I know you have mixed emotions. Hang in there...all will work out.
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