Author Topic: Grants or other programs that offer free money for more school?  (Read 1328 times)

kmb501

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Disclaimer: sorry, but if I already have a post on this topic, it's a little old and probably doesn't exactly cover this topic, so that's why I'm starting yet another thread. I apologize if it is not proper etiquette for this forum. A few members have expressed frustration with my tendency to post multiple related topics and then not exactly respond to the information I've received. I apologize for this, and if you see anything that resembles improper etiquette on the forum, I welcome your corrections or advice. I guess it's wrong to treat every forum like a gaming forum.

With that, though, does anyone know where or how I could apply for even more money for school without joining the military? Here's what I did. I wasted my opportunity in my twenties by taking out huge loans and not watching my spending. At first, I started off being super-frugal but living on campus without a job quickly ate through my grants and loans. I regret it now, because now I have a huge balance over my head, and what's worse, I can't continue going to school without paying out-of-pocket. School was also a lot like therapy or personal development for me. The college offered chances to take things that expand creativity, like art, music, film, drama, and public speaking.

I thought about getting really creative and maybe even living without a house (or with a friend or relative) so that I could afford more school.
 

kmb501

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Re: Grants or other programs that offer free money for more school?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 11:02:05 AM »
I attended a seminar on grant writing, and I thought maybe that might help. I don't remember the website they recommended, though.

mozar

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Re: Grants or other programs that offer free money for more school?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2016, 11:17:28 AM »
From what I gather the really isn't a lot of grants unless its a scholarship from the school directly. The federal government has some programs like if you want to be a statistician for the census bureau. Grants from non profits tend to be small, like 500 here are there. They also tend to be geared more towards 4 year college freshmen.

You should stop beating yourself up about your twenties. Your wasting your time ruminating when you could be taking actions. And you are super young, you have plenty of time to right the ship.

Lastly every time you post I've decided to give you the same advice.
1. Stop donating to charity because you are impoverishing yourself
2. Stop paying for classes, you already have a masters degree
3. The most straightforward path for you is to start subbing so you can get into a public teaching job.
4. Somewhere down the line you might find that school administration is a better fit.