Can You Get Paid $100,000 To Not Go to College?

School's OutNadine Bells writes on Yahoo News:

It sounds like a teenager’s dream and a parent’s nightmare. Peter Thiel, PayPal’s co-founder, is paying 24 college-aged students $100,000 to just say no — to college.

For two years, winners of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship have focused on developing business ideas instead of heading to class.

The fellows will work in Silicon Valley with a network of more than 100 mentors where they “will pursue innovative scientific and technical projects, learn entrepreneurship and begin to build the technology companies of tomorrow,” the press release states.

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  • dddjjj

    But I’m 23….

  • dddjjj

    But I’m 23….

  • Noname

    How are these kids being picked?  And will they be giving $100,000 to women to develop business ideas?  Just wondering…

  • Noname

    How are these kids being picked?  And will they be giving $100,000 to women to develop business ideas?  Just wondering…

  • Noname

    How are these kids being picked?  And will they be giving $100,000 to women to develop business ideas?  Just wondering…

  • Anonymous

    It’s essentially a genius competition. If you can show you’re a genius or have a great idea, sure you don’t need college and a fairy godmother with 100,000$ to offer is all you need. However, there’s a lot of people without any good ideas and employers still want degrees so college will remain their best bet.

  • Anonymous

    It’s essentially a genius competition. If you can show you’re a genius or have a great idea, sure you don’t need college and a fairy godmother with 100,000$ to offer is all you need. However, there’s a lot of people without any good ideas and employers still want degrees so college will remain their best bet.

  • SF2K01

    It’s essentially a genius competition. If you can show you’re a genius or have a great idea, sure you don’t need college. A fairy godmother with 100,000$ to offer is all you need. However, there’s a lot of people without any good ideas and employers still want degrees so college will remain their best bet. As we say, it’s a very nice gesture but don’t quite your day job.

    • Grooveboss

      ill quit anytime i want. life is but an illusion. and if you dont have great ideas its time to start dreaming.

  • Grooveboss

    ill quit anytime i want. life is but an illusion. and if you dont have great ideas its time to start dreaming.