Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Not Room Enough to Receive Them

Remember this post? Well, Glen did accept the assistantship. This means he only has to pay half of his tuition and he gets a small stipend. This was already awesome and amazing. However, more good news came to us yesterday. I would like to preface this with some backstory. When Glen applied to ASU, he searched for information on the faculty of his program. He wrote an email to the previous dean of the Music program. He started writing back and forth to get more information on his specific program. When he was admitted, she sent him a congratulatory email and said she was excited that he was offered and had accepted the assistantship. She also invited him to coffee. Not really knowing how to respond to a coffee break invitation, he never wrote her back. However, she did not take offense. In fact, she sent him an email last week saying she had heard about the Dean's fellowship which is an award of up to $10,000. Students have to be nominated by the dean of their college and they have to show need in their FAFSA. She said we just had to say the word and she would send her nomination. Glen didn't even have to fill out an application or anything. We told her to please send it but that we didn't think he would qualify since we both were working full-time all last year.

She sent an email on Monday morning saying she had sent the nomination. By 3 pm that afternoon, she sent another email saying he had received the full fellowship! I can't believe it! Glen has never paid for school and I guess this trend will continue. I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who has been taking care of us as we make these choices for our family. It is not easy to decide to quit a job in "this economy" (as people really like to say) to go back to school but we are continually reassured that it is the right decision! We believe in the blessings of paying tithing!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This gave me the chills reading it. I'm so excited for your family and congrats on the new baby.

Maria

Mary said...

Congratulations!

Cindy said...

That is awesome. It's always amazing to look back and see how everything comes together just right.
I wish you two still lived across the street so I could see those cute little boys grow up. Congratulations, by the way, on Oliver. What a doll!

Kristin said...

That's awesome, you two must be doing something right! Congrats Glen.

And next time she offers coffee, go! lol. I'm sure they have soda too.

Lincoln & Anjane' said...

That is amazing! I really needed to hear this! I have been thinking a lot the past few days about how in the world we are going to get through med school financially. It is nice to be reminded of where the money actually comes from! We never know what is just around the corner...