@bogeyorpar and @DisneyMom99
It is important to note that the Trinity scholarships use a recalculated and unweighted core GPA:
"Core GPAs are recalculated on an unweighted 4.0 scale using the student’s core academic courses (English, math, science, social science, and foreign language) completed in high school."
I think it is fairly "automatic" without explicitly saying so. But, any time there is recalculation and interpretation (What's science, is the engineering class? etc) you should be careful about considering it automatic.
I have been away for a while: part "decompression" and part "nothing new to report, nothing pending". I decided to wade back in and read some updates, and I am sorry to hear of the disappointments folks may be receiving. I am sure it will all work out for those high achievers, and I am encouraged that there are still some successes and new opportunities in the midst of temporary disappointment.
DP Jr. has one final application with a Jan 1 deadline. I think he is on track for it, and at the same time, I am also not sure how motivated any of us are for the school anyway. If he doesn't submit it, I won't be shocked.
We are pretty firmly in the massive waiting game mode now, and will be for some time! Private Scholarship, School acceptance, Competitive School Scholarships, Program applications, a bunch of items out there with the only thing we can apply to them being 'time".
As we move through senior year - and I hesitate to say it - I might regret David Puddy Jr. joining it. I think he regrets it. I am sure there are benefits for many, but it might just be the straw on his back this year. He is not an officer, so no resume padding leadership perks. The required meetings take mostly time, with little benefit in return. The activities often conflict with other commitments as well.
The volunteer requirement is what may bite him this year:
Independent of NHS, the school has a volunteer requirement. He has an EC which has another volunteer requirement. And then there is the volunteer requirement associated with NHS. Obviously, one can not "double dip". I don't mean to disparage the volunteerism - it is Vital, and one reason he attends the school he does. But given the requirements, and the limited slots they are available, I fear something may have to give, and it may be NHS.