When our son started showing an interest in shadowing at University School we were excited and nervous at the same time. We were aware of the high standard of academics, the fabulous resources, the state-of-the-art facilities and low student-to-teacher ratio. We were also aware of the cost of admission. Our son shadowed, fell in love (as did we), and we vowed to do what we could within the family budget to make things work. Our family has two incomes; we make a decent living, but we are a household of six, and could only allocate a certain amount of money for each child. We were blessed and surprised to find out that the US awards made it possible for our son to attend the best possible school for his development into a strong, considerate, smart young man with leadership skills and strong morals. The award was generous and fit in our budget. We were able to send him to this one-of-a-kind school for a comparable amount of money as the other private/Catholic schools in the area. We are thankful for the opportunities that US has afforded our son.