PayPal Co-Founder Hands Out $100,000 Fellowships To Not Go To College

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Registered: 07-22-2009
PayPal Co-Founder Hands Out $100,000 Fellowships To Not Go To College
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Thu, 05-26-2011 - 1:31pm

What are your thoughts? would you take the $100,000 to drop out of school for 2 years and start your own company? Do you think he's right?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/05/25/136646918/paypal-co-founder-hands-out-100-000-fellowships-to-not-go-to-college?sc=fb&cc=fp

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Wow. Hmm...I don't know about that. I think it's really hard to go back to school after leaving, and $100,000 really isn't all that much money considering it's money intended to cover business start-up costs. It would be a good experience, though. I wonder how many of these students will return to school after this experiment is over.

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Registered: 07-22-2009

I was thinking the same thing about returning to school after 2 years out in the real world.

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Registered: 03-01-2011

I think i would do this just for the expierence but end up going back to school to get an education!