Financial aid for laid-off workers - page 2
by Guttercat | 2,204 Views | 11 Comments
I've been an RN for many years, and as of yesterday decided to take the lay-off option I was offered after the sale of my department, in order to pursue college full-time. I figured this was as good a time as any to become a... Read More
- 0Sep 11, '12 by elgin1962Interesting website ---I did check it out and what a surprise! Welcome to America's Career InfoNet In my state I did a search for all undergraduate scholarships with the broadest criteria possible. Out of 44 available, a full 27 were specifically for the LBGT individual "Purpose: To provide scholarship to the students who have been stigmatized, isolated or closeted because of sexual identity issues."I'm not questioning the value of these but as a 50 y/o straight woman who can't afford nor justify the debt returning to college would require, I am disappointed. However, as I read further I found I may meet the criteria after all. Qualifications: Applicants must be lesbians who have completed their sophomore year of college; must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington but may study elsewhere. Criteria: Preference will be given to students who are self-identified LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families or straight-allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBTQ community.