Now that I’m headed back to school in the fall, I am thinking about how we’re going to pay for it. I’m 99% sure the money is there via What’s-His-Name’s bonus, but as with most things in life, nothing is certain until I have that cash in my hands.

Even without that, my university allows for payments to be spread out over the school year, which is a hit my budget can take (I’ve been working toward this for years now so there is quite a bit of wiggle room in my cashflow).

Still, it would be NICE if there were folks out there who just wanted to give me money for being so awesome (and elderly) and cool (and elderly) and whatnot. This is where I turn to you, the HiveMind: do you know of any good, reputable, legit resources for finding scholarships and grants for non-traditional students?

I don’t tick a lot of boxes, unfortunately. I’m pretty much a basic white bitch, so it’s not like there are scholarships for that. I *am* older, though, and sometimes people find that adorable and will hand a lady some cash on that basis alone.

So, if you or someone you know has been in such a situation and has some resources at which I could be pointed, that’d be great. I’m doing the google right now but of course someone’s personal “I did this one and it was awesome” recommendation is always better!

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Thanks, team! You’re all so smart and good-looking!

ETA: for anyone in a similar boat, a good start would be to look here: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

You can sort by so many different criteria! My personal bullshit sorted out to 98 possible things, most of which are “write an essay and if we like you, we might throw some cash at you.” THAT IS MY SPECIAL SKILL!