We were intrigued and thrilled when Ashley, our daughter, told us that the Terry Foundation had deemed her qualified to interview for a substantial scholarship. She had worked hard her first year at a community college and was heading to Texas Tech and then onto Tech Nursing School. Ashley asked me to help her find an appropriate outfit for the interview. We went into our closets and came up with a modest, appropriate business-professional outfit, from head to toe. We noticed how some students could have used some advice---Ashley was thankful to have me help her find the right impression.
We traveled to Austin, booked a room where the interviews were being held and made a mother-daughter weekend of it. We had fun going out to dinner and seeing Austin. Waiting to hear whether Ashley was accepted was, of course, a little nerve-wracking, but, honestly, I would have been so surprised if she hadn't made it----she did!
That was three years ago! My, how time flies! We are so grateful to God for this provision! We told Ashley that God would provide, as He always does and that we would be able to look back in awe, though, at the time, we said that in faith. Graduation is only weeks away and the culmination of Ashley's hard work. We look forward to Graduation and celebrating the fact that the Terry Scholarship enabled our daughter to achieve her dreams.
Karen and Christian Harris
I just want to add a very important thing (this is Ashley's dad) ... She did NOT make the first cut and was put on the standby list. When someone dropped out and couldn't make the interview, Ashley was called and told she could ... she did and was one of the one's chosen. Providence.
While not the author of all of the posts, Heather Medley, the Terry Program Director at Texas Tech is the blogger of choice here.