November 16, 2012
Seasonal stuff lines the entry way to whatever locations she visits. Doctors offices have turkey decorations up, her favorite store has fall and winter wear waiting that matches perfectly for that football game she wants to attend. Her church, kids school, bank, even realtors offices are adorned with signs of the season, be it fall leaves, Indian Corn, squash, snowmen, and reindeer. It's inviting and relates seasonally to her. And yes, it does matter. Some women change the look of their house from season to season by changing out comforters, window treatments and towels. Surround her with ways that say "How is that pumpkin latte tasting?" Mums, sunflowers and gourds are abundant right now. I'm sure you can "arrange" something.
She has a kid going to college
High school seniors are taking the SAT 1, SAT II, ACT tests, attending college fairs, and applying to colleges. Early decision incentives promise a reduction in tuition, and there are grants and scholarship possibilities to be researched. Besides testing well, some students need to provide a college entrance essay, letters of recommendation, and send high school transcripts. She helps to keep track of all the components and deadlines, perhaps playing secretary for her child. Filling out the FASFA is her job; this is mandatory and determines if any grant money is available based on her household income. It's a lot of detailed work and an incomplete piece of paperwork could ruin her child's chance for admission into a certain school.
Here are a few unique college scholarship possibilities; more can be found at www.fastweb.com:
The Illustrators of the Future Contest
The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship
Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest
Vegetarian Resource Group
Students for Organ Donation
Paying for College without Going Broke, 2009 Edition, published by the Princeton Review
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