I am sitting just a few months shy of my second Master’s. Three weeks after I get that, I undertake a second opportunity to get a doctorate, only this time at age 50 instead of age 32. In one of the uncounted number of random thoughts that come during periods of solitude, I was considering what the difference is between a student and a scholar. A student sees studying as the means to an end such as a diploma or a degree. A scholar sees studying as a beginning without needing a particular end in sight. When I was 32, I was merely a student. Today, I am scholar.