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Help.  My son has been accepted into the Stanford High School in College summer program that starts this Saturday.

He’s 16 his ACT scores came in last month – 100th percentile for the school, 98th percentile for the nation.  He took the PSAT just for the experience of it and got a 92% with no prep.  He took 2 science classes, getting special dispensation to use an elective for one of the classes because science is “really interesting”.  

But we’re going to have to call Stanford at the end of the day today and let them know we’re not coming because our loan fell through and we can’t afford the tuition.  It’s around 15K and that’s over half of what I make in a year.  I was going to borrow it from my mom and she had a stroke.  My older sister has power of attorney and she and her husband don’t see the value of my son going to Stanford.  They have an attitude that he does not need such a fancy school and they’ve pulled the loan.

I don’t think Stanford is a fancy school. I think it’s the best school in the nation for my son to study at and there is such a sense of history and focus on the higher aspects of learning at Stanford that I can’t imagine him going anywhere else.  I don’t know how to convey how much joy being a part of the summer program has given him and how focused and fiercely dedicated he is to learning.  

But we can’t afford it.  Is there anything that you can do?  Anyone you know of that we can talk to that will get us there?  Payment is due today (though if I have a commitment from somewhere I can probably get them to push it back a few days) and I’m writing this as a last ditch resort.  I’ve talked to the Stanford folks and they have nothing available.  His tuition can be paid directly to Stanford.

I have tried to take out a loan, called silicon valley businesses, started a gofundme, emailed and called friends and family, called Stanford, called his high school, called the Gates Foundation, United Way, any anyone else that I thought might help.

Help.  Please help.  What can we do to get my son to Stanford?  What can I do to get his tuition paid? Today!
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Profile Photo by HOPE ANGEL24K (66k points)   7 11 38
Have you requested for Financial Aid from Stanford?

"Students are admitted to High School Summer College on the basis of academic merit. For students who meet the qualifications noted in the Financial Aid Eligibility section below, partial scholarships may be requested as part of the application process. Financial Aid Scholarship awards are determined by family need, and are intended to assist students who would not otherwise be able to attend Summer College. Partial scholarships are by far the most common type of scholarship awarded to those admitted to the program.


NOTE: High School Summer College is actively looking for the means to remove the financial obstacles to bringing top-performing secondary school students to campus through partnerships with schools and outside organizations who help fund exceptional secondary school students around the world, but who have limited financial resources. We invite inquiries from such organizations and schools about possible partnerships in this regard."

Please also contact the President of the University and see if he can help:

John L. Hennessy
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Stanford University
Contact Information
Office of the President
Building 10, Main Quad
Stanford, CA 94305
Telephone: 650-723-2481
Fax: 650-725-6847
Assistant: Margaret Rowland (

BTW, your son should be the one doing this fund raising.
"I don’t know how to convey how much joy being a part of the summer program has given him and how focused and fiercely dedicated he is to learning."

God Bless
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Profile Photo by dolphin007 ANGEL24K (301k points)   7 7 12

1. Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus, hear me; within Thy wounds, hide me; let me never be separated from Thee; from the evil one, deliver me; at the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee forever and ever. Amen.

2. Prayer Against Malefice from the Greek Ritual

God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and All-mighty, You Who made everything and Who transform everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the ‘seven-times hotter’ furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our soul. You are the salvation of those who turn to You.

We beseech You to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence, and machination; every evil influence, malefice, or evil eye and all evil actions aimed against Your servant [name of person/s]. Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity.

O Lord, You Who love man, we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your most high and mighty arms and send the angel of peace over us, to protect us, body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against us by corrupt and envious people.

Then, under the protection of Your authority may we sing, in gratitude, ‘The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear? I will not fear evil because You are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages.”

Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Your image, and save your servant [name of person/s] from every threat or harm from the evil one, and protect him/her by raising him/her above all evil. We ask You this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all Your saints. Amen!

3. Prayer for Deliverance

My Lord, you are all powerful, you are God, you are Father. We beg you through the intercession and help of the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel, for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one. All saints of Heaven, come to our aid.

From anxiety, sadness and obsessions, we beg You. Free us, O Lord. From hatred, fornication, envy, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From every thought of suicide and abortion, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From every form of sinful sexuality, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.

From every division in our family, and every harmful friendship, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From every sort of spell, malefic, witchcraft, and every form of the occult, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.

Lord, You Who said, “I leave you peace, My peace I give you,” grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, we may be liberated from every evil spell and enjoy your peace always. In the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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