A friend of mine works in financial aid at a community college. She forwarded me an email about a new AARP scholarship program called "AARP Women's Scholarship Program Elder Economic Security Initiative", a program designed for women over 40.
Women over 40 are considered elders? I think I'm going to throw up.
On a side note, my friend got the email from her boss, who sent it to her because he thought that she fell under category # 2 below...
The scholarship is open to low-income women 40+. Priority is given to women who are in one of three categories:
1) women raising the children of another family member,
2) those in dead end jobs and
3) those who have been out of the paid workforce for an extended period
Despite this, I'm going to go right on believing that 40 is the new 30!