How the MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ Help Us All

Posted on 09/26/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2013 MacArthur Fellows. Each year, the foundation provides stipends of $625,000 — popularly known as “genius grants” — to encourage “people of outstanding talent” to pursue their ambitions in the arts, sciences, education, social entrepreneurship and other fields. One of the great things about the MacArthur grants is that they benefit the rest of us, because recipients often do work that touch our lives in one way or another. Past fellows have included people …

Innovating after 50: DEMO Scholarships for Entrepreneurs

Posted on 06/23/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Work“What will you do when you grow up?” That was the question we asked in this TV spot only a few months ago. You get what we mean, right? We want to help you do that thing you always put off but never did. We want to know how you opened that chocolate shop; we want to give you the financial info you need to quit your job and become a church organist, or give you a scholarship to enable your …