A scholarship for white males

Texas State students are raising money to offer scholarships to white males, reports the Austin American-Statesman. “If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?” asks Colby Bohannan, a communication major and Iraq war veteran, who is president of the Former Majority Association for Equality in San Marcos.

Non-Hispanic whites aren’t a majority in Texas; they make up about 45 percent of the population.

To qualify for a $500 scholarship, applicants must have a GPA over 3.0, demonstrate financial need and be at least 25 percent Caucasian and male.

The nine-member scholarship board includes three women, one Hispanic and one African-American, Bohannan told the American-Statesman.

A white guy is a terrible thing to waste, writes Darren.

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Comments

  1. I have absolutely no problem with this “White Male” scholarship. They are a private group using private funds. The only reason why this is even news is because they are “white.”
    I am a minority. When I was applying for colleges I was told by the NAACP that I was the wrong “color” when they told me I couldn’t submit my scholarship application. If NAACP can do it, then the Former Majority Association can do it.

  2. The total amount of scholarship money is so low that the story barely deserves media attention.

    Sill though, even the issue isn’t politically correct, it deserves some discussion. I think some just want to dismiss the people involved as being whiny, but I don’t think it is quite that simple.

  3. Richard Aubrey says:

    I see this as a logical outgrowth of the famed affirmative action bake sale. Love it.
    Its success will be measured by the amount of outrage it generates.