Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Education Can Make You a Millionaire

I recently read an article by Liz Pulliam Weston about how 4 people from modest means became millionaires.

One woman, Linda, is quite inspiring. At 48, Linda had gone through 2 divorces and had lupus. She had no medical insurance and no college education. She noticed that pipe designers, an engineering field in oil and gas, had high starting salaries, so she contacted a local community college to see if they had classes in that field. She made sacrifices and now she is a millionaire.

Getting a college education and making wise financial decisions can make you a millionaire.

Read about her story and others here for inspiration and ideas:

Also, check out Tennessee State University’s Geier Nontraditional Student Scholarship (for both undergraduate and graduate programs):

TSU's homepage:

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Purpose of this Blog

The purpose of this blog is to help people further their education with little or no college debt.

I will post ideas on how to seek money to pursue your dream.

I will also post links for scholarships, internships, and other opportunities.


Communication Workers of America Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31, 2007

Description from web site: "Thirty (30) two-year scholarships, to be paid at the rate of $3,000 annually, are awarded each year to applicants from the U.S.A. and Canada. A second-year award is contingent on academic accomplishment of the first year."

You must be related to someone who was a member of this union.


Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST), for adult women wanting to attend college


Executive Women International Scholarship Program (EWISP)


Resources for Adult and Nontraditional Learners

I found the initial web site for 2 and 3 from this list. I had to chop the web address though to and look under scholarships. Often, web links will change and one way to discover the link is to go to the core of the address or google the organization.

This is the beginning.

My web site: