Hi, I'm a single mother of a ten year old daughter.
I lost my son 3 years ago and have fallen
into a rut. I am $40,000 in debt and have no
way of getting this caught up. The jobs I am
able to get only pay enough to survive.
I've come to the realization that the only way
I'm ever going to get anywhere with my
life is by going back to college. I'm trying
some grants out there to help me out and get
me started back to school, but I am getting
nowhere. I really need some help and advice on
where I begin.
It would be greatly appreciated
if you could give me any tips on this.
Through Ask Amy I have heard from
so many women who are in situations similar to
yours: returning students or new students of
a nontraditional age, who can't find resources
for school. In fact, when people ask me about
the most pressing issues within feminism, I usually
list this one, and divorce.
I haven't discovered
any groups that specifically can help you. Many
schools have their own internal programs for
someone like you. For instance, Smith
College has a grant for older students return, I think
it's the Ada
Comstock Scholars. Also Barnard
College has Centennial
Scholars. Perhaps you can reach out to
a school near you and see what they have to offer.
I certainly wish I had better resources for you.
I hope you find them.
Also, I am so sorry to
hear about your son. Your tenacity should be
rewarded, I hope it is.