Women get AARP grants for education

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM Yolanda Domingo recently received $5,000 from the AARP Foundation's first Women's Scholarship Program. Full Story
Aging Observer

Honolulu, HI

#1 May 31, 2008
Thank you for publishing such inspirational stories of these three women who are pursuing their dreams. It shows you that no one is ever too old to accomplish something great. And each grant recipient is proof of it. Congratulations to all of you! And thank you to AARP for helping these deserving women!

Modesto, CA

#2 May 31, 2008
What kind of sexist bullshjt is this? What about men in the same situation? I would sue AARP if I applied to this program and was rejected based on my sex. Wheres Johny Cochran when you need him.:P

Hilo, HI

#3 May 31, 2008
Chad U R such A DONKEY!

Thankyou AARP! And to the Women who benefitted from them, More Power to U!

Modesto, CA

#4 Jun 7, 2008
If this was a mens only progam lesbians and womens rights activists would already be filing for their lawsuits. I call em how I see em.

Waterbury, CT

#5 Jun 7, 2008
Chad wrote:
What kind of sexist bullshjt is this? What about men in the same situation? I would sue AARP if I applied to this program and was rejected based on my sex. Wheres Johny Cochran when you need him.:P
He's on sabbatical with Fr, Damien.
Recipient - lisa

Wahiawa, HI

#6 Jul 10, 2008
I am one of the three recipients of this award. AARP has opened a door for me that would otherwise remain closed. It took me many years to get the nerve to return to school even though I knew it was the only way I could stabilize our financial situation. After stressing to my children the importance of an education, I realized that for them to take me seriously, I must follow my own advice. The toughest step was the first one... crossing the threshold into the classroom. Once I entered the class, I realized that the age difference did not matter... we were all students facing the same challenges... dealing with the same anxieties about tests, homework and time management.
I encourage anyone reading (you too, "Aging Observer") to take that first step. Making positive changes in your life is empowering. There are creative ways to finance an education (for BOTH men and women... intellects and athletes... minorities... single parents... low income). Do not allow your own fears to limit your potential...
Thank you AARP for being a catalyst of change in my family. Once I finish school I will be able to focus on helping others in the same situation (men and/or women).

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jul 12, 2008
It would be interesting if AARP were to to post scholarships for older men in their magazine or on their website. With all the workforce changes, company closures and layoffs going on in the U.S., more education, retraining and new directions will be called for for all of us at some point in life. In the meantime, I hope Chad can redirect his rage into a positive outlet.
Lola R

Chico, CA

#8 Apr 2, 2010
You seem to be unaware of the continuing fact that, though there have been strides to improve conditions and gender equality, women have always been and still are the greatest minority. Women in the workforce on average make seventy-seven cents on the dollar compared to men. The vast majority of single parent households are represented by women. Rape, pornography, pedophile gender preference, and slavery in all forms are primarily gender based to women. Two wise old adages truthfully state, "A man may work from sun to sun but a woman's work is never done," and "A woman must work twice as hard as a man to be though half as valuable." The obvious fact is that not only do women need financial assistance for education and other ventures more than men but they also have proven to DESERVE it more than their gender counterparts.

Stevensville, MD

#9 May 4, 2010
Don't hate!Take what life sends your way and be happy for those who surpass you.

Centreville, VA

#11 Nov 15, 2010
AARW. Al the power to you. I'm not a member so I really don't care.

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