Yesterday, I went to Aquinas College's Spectrum Scholarship Competition. A lot of other kids came, including one of my friends.
First of all, I'm about 99.9% sure that I'll be going to Aquinas. The .1% is the part of me which is still concerned whether I really want to spend a lot of money on college and take out loans. On the other hand, it 's looking like I'd end up paying less than I would if I went to a public university like MSU. My reasoning is that, if I'm going to spend any money at all on college, I might as well spend it on a good private college education. Aquinas seems like a college that would be a good fit educationally, socially, etc. I love the idea of a small campus and small class sizes, next to such a large and exciting city like Grand Rapids. Plus, their campus is absolutely gorgeous.
The Spectrum Scholarship Competition went very well, in my opinion. I wasn't at all nervous (maybe a little bit...) and I tried to be myself. They give away 30 scholarships. It's a small chance to get one, so I can only hope and pray. It'd be such a relief to get more money, especially if it were one of the full ride scholarships. It doesn't seem likely I'd get any of them, especially the full ride, but, again... I can only hope and pray for a miracle. I'll find out the results by April 1st.