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DD1's Scholarship

January 27th, 2016 at 04:41 pm

Michigan State University awarded my thirteen-year-old eighth-grader a $2,000 scholarship yesterday.

It's called a "pre-college" scholarship, and can be used to offset the costs of tuition as she pursues a bachelor's degree at MSU, pending acceptance into MSU, of course.

Some of you may remember me blogging about the 4-H Natural Resources camp that DD1 attended this past summer. Up to 5% of attendees were nominated by the camp counselors to apply for this scholarship.

Attendees of other 4-H summer programs can also be nominated, programs like a 4-H veterinary camp, a 4-H renewable energy camp, and participants in the annual 4-H Washington D.C. trip. There are also non-4-H MSU youth program attendees that are nominated.

Nominees have to be in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade when they are nominated, and need a recommendation letter from a teacher that teaches one of the core subjects. A total of 60 students receive the scholarship each year.

DD1 filled out the application in October, and found out yesterday that she was one of the 60 awardees!




7 Responses to “DD1's Scholarship”

  1. laura Says:


    Wonderful! My older daughter has received scholarships and grants to defray 50% of her high school tuition at a parochial school, and my younger daughter has received scholarships for 65%. Brilliant for DD!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    That is fantastic! Those schools start recruiting early don't they?!

  3. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    Congratulations! Amazing work on your daughters part.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, I never heard of such an early scholarship award. Does she definitely plan to go to MSU?

  5. Bob B. Says:

    Unfortunately we've been brain washing her since birth. She plans to attend MSU in pursuit of a degree in animal science. The major may change before she graduates, but the choice of schools will likely not. Her grades are such that admission to MSU is also likely.

  6. snafu Says:

    Please pass along 'atta girl, well done' congratulations to DD from me too! There are huge lists of grants, awards,bursaries and small scholarship which may seem paltry in themselves but combined cover most costs. Even better is how important they look on resumes later.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Congrats to your DD!

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