Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Way to Go, Diana!

When we got home from Canada, we picked up our mail from our neighbor.

Diana had been invited & interviewed for a pretty big scholarship just before the prom.

She got a letter from the Ford Family Foundation while we were gone.

It was a thanks-no-thanks letter, letting her know she should apply again next year, but they'd selected all their recipients. (She took it better than I did).

Then today, she got a call from the FFF, saying that someone had declined their scholarship, and she was the first alternate! So did she still want it? Diana gave them a very enthusiastic YES!

We don't have the details yet, but we should find out soon exactly how much it's for, whether it's enough for her to be able to attend the University of Oregon, and whether it's renewable. We should be getting something in the mail soon.

I was really surprised this happened. It's like a miracle.

I'm gonna think we had a little help from above on this...

7 comments:

Rocky said...

OH. MY. God! Is this Diana's year or what? First the "Thing", Graduating, and now this. I'm so happy for her. Er, I better make that WE are so very happy for her. We got her invite to her graduation today and weather (and girls) allowing we will be there!

Aunt Myrna said...

I think Opa must have bent a guardian angel's ear from heaven!!!

Congratulations Diana!

- Rob said...

That's awesome news. The fact that she took the rejection so well speaks to her character also. Perhaps this was meant to be both a test of humility AND a reward?

keeka said...

OK someone declined? Well, it is a miracle! WOW! That is sooo cool!
Way to go!

Re-Navy!! said...

i was so exstatic to hear she got it too!! all my friends are going to college!! first time i will be behind on something lol.... leave chit is going well....no promises though...

Tina said...

Dress Whites Renee - all the kids at graduation will acknowledge your accomplishment when it's that obvious.

Oh, do me a favor and give Mrs. Hall a big hug while you're there :P

Mrs. K said...

Was that the rain soaked letter I dried out in my attic room? Tell Diana congrats! Go Ducks!