Controversy Over College Scholarships for White Men
KREX News Room
A non-profit group in Texas stirs up controversy after offering college scholarships for white men only. The group, called the Former Majority Association for Equality, was started by a Texas State University student, who said he had trouble finding scholarships for which he qualified. The student said he found many programs for female and minority students, but not for white males like himself.
In Grand Junction, there's mixed reaction to white male only scholarships.
Rebecca Butchko, of Grand Junction, said, "I think it's a good idea. I think that they have a lot of scholarships for the United Negro College Fund. I think that white people deserve scholarships, too."
Ed Marvin, a Grand Junction resident, said, "It's not right. It's racist. I think that the ability to gain a scholarship should be based on talent."
And Tyler Hansen, a student at Mesa State, explained, "It's not really racist because I mean, why can't we get the help that they get the help for?"
The Texas-based group plans to start handing out $500 scholarships this summer. To qualify, you must be a white male with at least a 3.0 GPA.