Well, it is official. Nick received a phone call on Tuesday night from the University of Utah School Psychology department, extending a position and grant to him to start on his PhD in the Fall of 2009. So it looks like we are headed to Salt Lake City.
Crazy how life can change. One year ago, Nick was interviewing for internship positions. We were so grateful when he got a position with an amazing district nearby. We started saving for a house, excited to stay in this area long term.
Last fall, Nick received an e-mail from one of his professors at the University about the grant available at the U. After (almost) completing a three year specialist degree (one step up from a Masters - 69 graduate credit hours and 1800 practical hours), the last thing we were interested in was more schooling. Besides who could really afford it?
The real question is, who could pass up a free PhD.? In school psychology, those grants are somewhat few and far between. This grant covers tuition, gives a stipend, and will prepare Nick to be a leader in School Psychology. Pretty awesome.
So, after much prayerful deliberation, we are headed to the University of Utah.
I am so proud of Nick!