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#1 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 03:32 PM

As some of you know, my wife and I have raised one of our granddaughters since she was about 3 months old.  From her first day in school we could tell she was going to be exceptional and we knew she would be college bound.  Well she is a senior in high school this year and college is just around the corner.  She wants to go into Environmental engineering and had plan to go to GA Tech, but she applied to several other schools and at each she has been accepted (we are still waiting on Tech).  Anyway she applied to Mercer University and was accepted.  She was also invited to participate in the presidential scholarships.  A few weeks ago we went down with her and she had 3 interviews for 3 different scholarships.  As I listened to the keynote address and then went to the class rooms and meet with the faculty I knew this was the place for her and also it lit a spark in her as well.  Mercer emphasis service and making a difference in peoples lives  Well one of those scholarship is the Tiff award for women entering the engineering field and only one is give each year.  It is a complete full ride scholarship for 5 years.  She could conceivably graduate with not only a bachelors degree but a masters. In there senior year if they have the GPA and have enough credits they can take graduate course and then finish there masters the next year.

 

Our Granddaughter received a call today telling her she won the Tiff Scholarship this year!!!   Never in our dreams did we think she would win this one, just do to the number of applicant's much less the completion. I am so proud of her! Plus this takes a tremendous burden off us to figure out how we were going to pay because Mercer is much more expensive then a state school. 

 

Thanks for taking the time to share this with me. :D


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 03:36 PM

Great news. It's good to hear some happy news in people's lives!
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Posted December 20, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Great news! I'm sure you are bursting with pride, great job raising her. We need more women in engineering.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 03:47 PM

Congratulations to your grand daughter. That's a major achievement and truly something for you all to be proud of! That's a fast growing field and one that will play a key role in increasing our understanding of how to living in harmony with our planet. 


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 03:53 PM

Wow, that is great news.  Thanks for telling us.  I hope she does very well.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 03:54 PM

Wow that is great news. She has a great future ahead. I know you are proud.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 03:55 PM

That's super Bill!  I know you are all VERY proud!


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 04:00 PM

You all have reason to be proud. Her for the accomplishment and you two for the way you raised her. Congrats.
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Posted December 20, 2013 - 04:31 PM

Bill, I am excited for you and your G-daughter, that is FANTASTIC!! I can only hope that my girls can accomplish something like that.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 04:44 PM

How great is that!!  And just before Christmas to boot.  That is a huge accomplishment for all of you!!!   :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 04:44 PM

Congratulations. Sounds to me like nature and nuture worked well together. That is a great Christmas present for your family. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Congrats to you all, Bill! Best wishes for her!


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 05:21 PM

Congratulations to you and her!  What an honor!!


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 05:51 PM

Congrats to All of you, Job well done.
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Posted December 20, 2013 - 06:00 PM

That's awesome!!!!!!  You should be very proud of her and it sounds like she's got some really great people their to influence and support her congrats  :thumbs:


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