The G-String Scholarship: College Students Strip to Pay Tuition Costs May 19, 2014By JUJU CHANG and MICHAEL CAPPETTA
Maggie is a straight-laced, straight-A student studying to become an international affairs lawyer, who will graduate debt-free all thanks to the unusual way she pays her tuition.
Maggie, 23, a double-major in Spanish and political science, is a student by day and a stripper by night.
Every other weekend, Maggie, who asked that her last name not be used, takes the three-hour ride from her college in Maryland to Manhattan, where she performs at a dance club called Scores.
“I have a class that ends at 5:30, hop on a bus at 6:00, and be at work by 8:30,” Maggie said.
Maggie is part of a new generation of women putting themselves through college by taking their clothes off, and they are unapologetic about it.
“This takes a lot of brains,” Maggie said. “A girl can be really pretty and not make any money in this field, or she cannot be pretty and make a lot of money because so much of it is about interpersonal skills.”
Maggie is one of 24 women at Scores who are putting themselves through school and stripping to make as much money as possible before they get their diplomas. A fellow dancer, who asked to be called "Jade," is also a college student in New York, studying for five finals, who strips to pay for school. READ MORE