Tomorrow my friend (the one who didn't get the scholarship) takes an oral interview to determine whether she can even apply for the doctoral program.
I hope she gets in. I find that it's almost as important to me that she succeed as that my own daughter succeed. I don't exactly know why, but it is. As for the money that I offered her to supplement any financing she finds -- she probably won't take it. But if she wants it, it's hers. Flat-out gift. We're not rich, but her success is surprisingly important to me. I think its because I like her -- we both do -- and because it someone offends me that someone with that much ability is being held back because her parents are idiots.
Tomorrow, I'll know.
Turns out, she didn't. Only one person in the group passed.