Barack Obama

How did Obama finance his college education?

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October 14, 2008 11:01PM

Again, here is what research has to say about it: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/money.asp The answers are fairly straightforward. This email combines a good deal of supposition and some elaborate conspiracy theory to question where he got his "money". Both he and his wife talk freely of their scholarships and student loans they received for their good grades. Here is a comparison of McCain and Obama's education: http://www.obama-mccain.info/compare-obama-mccain-education.php While in high school in Hawaii, he went to a private, expensive, college prep school from 5th grade through 12th while being raised by his maternal grandparents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punahou_School My guess is they either got him a scholarship or provided for his education with their own earnings. Other graduates from that time period include Steve Case, founder of AOL, and Pierre Omidyar, founder of E-Bay. Obviously, good grades and that kind of education on your record helps you obtain needed scholarships and student loans. Oh, and being a "minority" doesn't hurt either.