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squirell nutkin 06-07-2010 02:00 PM

Apropos of nothing:

Pee pee dider

Clodfobble 06-07-2010 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by Pete Zicato
Well it certainly wasn't Z daughter #1's experience. She went through fastweb and a number of other sites. Submitted to dozens of scholarships and came up with nada. She was #10 in her class of 970 something. She did very well on her ACT scores. I dunno.

To be honest, the grades often mean next to nothing; it's all about the test scores. The valedictorian in Bumblefuck, Texas would barely be in the top third of my high school class in a large educated city, you know? Not saying this was the situation with Zlet #1, just that nobody looks at grades anymore unless it's an odd mismatch, like someone with a perfect SAT score but barely passing senior year. Especially with grade inflation so rampant--our valedictorian graduated with higher than a 4.0 because of the way my school weighted honors classes.

HungLikeJesus 06-07-2010 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by squirell nutkin (Post 661329)
Apropos of nothing:

Pee pee dider

Yours, or someone else's?

Shawnee123 06-07-2010 04:14 PM

Pete, there are some tips on that page about applying for 'ships.

I was scholarship chair at my last job: I can tell you that we graded on three things: essay, extra-curriculars (not just sports) or outside job or public service (volunteering), and letters of recommendation. Each category is 25 points (and each app is read by at least 3 people, and scores averaged) and the HS GPA is given points (4.0 = 25 pts, 3.9 = 24, etc.)

Of course, in final consideration for each school-administered scholarship (some outside donors letting us administer the funds) GPA will weigh much more heavily when the donor stresses academic achievement.

I've worked on other scholarship committees (such as The Dayton Foundation) and they are run similarly.

Hope this helps!

Pete Zicato 06-07-2010 04:32 PM

Thanks Shawnee. I passed it on to the zlets.

squirell nutkin 06-07-2010 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 661352)
Yours, or someone else's?


TheMercenary 06-07-2010 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 659369)

.22 cal Ruger!

zippyt 06-10-2010 08:55 PM

Last nite our 42" plasma went Plaid , then Went "POIT !!!" and turned off ,
And wont come on now !!!!!

xoxoxoBruce 06-10-2010 11:13 PM

POIT? Ah man, that sucks.:(

zippyt 06-10-2010 11:31 PM

Yeah man , and it apears to be it werks or it dont ( throw away )
Dell stocks NO parts , and haz NO support after the warranty runs out ,
Ye Haw Here we go to Sams AGAIN !!!!

classicman 06-11-2010 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by zippyt (Post 662262)
Last nite our 42" plasma went Plaid


Originally Posted by zippyt (Post 662298)
Ye Haw Here we go to Sams AGAIN !!!!

Sounds like a 60" is in order :cool:

LJ 06-11-2010 01:45 PM


jinx 06-11-2010 02:04 PM

You're missing good pool weather.

glatt 06-11-2010 04:42 PM

I just got home from work, and the whole family's at the pool. *jealous*

monster 06-11-2010 06:27 PM

we're heading to the pool soon. just to scorch your groove a little more :D

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