Re: United States Achievement Academy (Scam???)
My son (and now recently my daughter) has gotten a ton of these. They are not scams per se but they also aren't like being a National Merit Scholar or anything. It's more of a vanity press thing.
Basically, they hand out scholarships that are funded by the sales of the yearbooks, patches, and other paraphenalia that they sell. And I'm sure the owners skim off their fair share.
But they are legit businesses from the standpoint that they tell you clearly what you get for your money. Which is a 3-5 line entry in a book they publish and sell to people who paid to have entries in the book (he said redundantly).
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