Texas group launches scholarship exclusively for white males
I don't believe that this should be an issue at all. I mean, many scholarships have requirements centered around sex, age, ethnicity, program of study, community involvement etc. Why should a legitimate group be prohibited from having a specialized scholarship? If we want to say that we believe in equality, then it has to go both ways - to the minority and to the majority. Now, there would be concern if most of the scholarships were for white males, but really, they aren't. In fact, this is the first I've heard of. Why is it alright to have a scholarship for Natives or immigrants but not for Caucasians? Paying for university is hard, all groups should have a chance to access scholarships.
These scholarships are based on merit, rather than on financial need. A panel of judges selects the winner based mainly on the personal statements submitted. Past standardized test scores and grades aren’t considered. The goal behind these scholarships for white males is the creation of a level playing field, where each student has control over his or her scholarship chances. Academic and financial circumstances are not considered.
Claiming to be non-political or racially motivated the Texas non-profit is offering white male’s only a $500 college scholarship.Colby Bohannan created the organization after realizing there are few to no scholarship opportunities for white males. In his college application process he found many resources for either women or minorities. He was quick to point out that Possibly that mind-set is what motived Bohannan to identify the organization and scholarship as ‘former majority’. Their stated goal is:
To financially assist young Americans seeking higher education who lack opportunities in similar organizations that are based upon race or gender. In a country that proclaims equality for all, we provide monetary aid to those that have found the scholarship application process difficult because they do not fit into certain categories or any ethnic group.Applications are currently being accepted through June 1, 2011 for the fall college semester. Applicants need to prove they are at least 25% Caucasian, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. On July 4th (interesting choice of dates) five applicant winners will be announced. Published in
Source: It’s being a white male. They can’t . They can’t . And they can’t apply for minority scholarships. But while most college applicants would apply for, well, the plethora of others available, Colby Bohannan, an Iraq War veteran and a student at Texas State, created his own: a scholarship for white males.Colby Bohannan created the organization after realizing there are few to no scholarship opportunities for white males. In his college application process he found many resources for either women or minorities. He was quick to point out that Possibly that mind-set is what motived Bohannan to identify the organization and scholarship as ‘former majority’. Ten New York City high school students per year are awarded scholarships for white males in this program. The program has positively impacted the lives of more than 450 students in all five boroughs. The scholarships provide education and financial and work-related benefits.Scholarships for white males are not rare at all. There aren’t many scholarships that are dedicated to white males, but you are still eligible for many other scholarships. Some students just read the titles of financial aid opportunities, and assume that they are excluded.Comments and efforts from conservatives throughout the US raise the issue of a new minority - white people. Scholarship programs for white males and university courses on "whiteness" highlight fear and anxiety in the face of America's changing demographics. Although current trends show that...