College (sigh) Answered
Alright, so I know that I'm just 14, but hey! I don't think it's too early to think about college.
Based on what I enjoy doing, I figure that my best bet would be to go into mechanical engineering. I thought about electrical and chemical engineering, but I am more of a hands-on kind of guy.
Thing is, I want to go to a college that is in the SEC (Southeastern Conference). One, because I'd rather stay down South, and two, I'd like to stay fairly close to my family (i.e., not up North/out West).
UA (Alabama) is the only one that offers courses in mechanical engineering. I'm not sure about other colleges, but because I am out-of-state, my education costs nearly $11,000 more than a resident of the state.
Geez! I don't come from a rich family, so that seems a bit, extravagant.
Now, I have and and have always had straight A's. I'm in the "advanced" classes, blah, blah, I participate in the Academic Bowl, blah, blah, ok. I'm fairly educated, so I'm sure a scholarship will come my way.
In Georgia, we have the HOPE Scholarship, which will help fund students with high grades if they go to a Georgia college.
I have yet to find a college in Georgia that offers courses in mechanical engineering. Now, Georgia Tech may have one, but I cannot go there, as they are a fierce rival of UGA.
After writing all of this, I don't actually remember my purpose of posting this here, but will continue.
Oh, that's right: Does anyone know of some scholarships that would fund out-of-state students?
Any other advice, of any kind, would be appreciated.
Didn't know picking a college would be this hard.
P.S. What exactly is your job called, Eric? (or any of the iBles staff)