Unorthodox Ways of Paying for College The newest judge in Henderson, Nev., is Diana Hampton. She just won a runoff election for a seat on the municipal court. It's a career change for Hampton, whose previous jobs included work as a topless dancer in nearby Las Vegas. She says the job was the only way she could pay for her education. In Minneapolis, college student Chad Flood is paying for college by playing poker. He won the College Poker Championship -- and with it, a $41,000 scholarship.