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...
UPDATED: I have become what I have sneered at.
15 hours ago