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Former Majority Association for Equality Scholarship

By March 10, 2011

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The Former Majority Association for Equality, an organization launched by several Texas State graduates, is awarding five $500 scholarships to students who will be attending school in the fall of 2011. To be considered for the scholarship, you must be male and at least 25 percent Caucasian. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievements and financial need. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2011. Apply for the FMAFE Scholarship.

This scholarship has created somewhat of a controversy due to its restrictive nature. What do you think about the scholarship? Click on the COMMENTS link to share your thoughts.

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March 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm
(1) Clyde Heath says:

My son is caucasion, 18 years old, a scholar athlete with a 4.33 GPA, has been in ASB for as far back as 5th grade, and asking, “Dad, why did I work so hard?” He got All League honors in football and is trying his best to get recognized as college caliber in baseball. He received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award in fifth grade and continues to this day to be a great son, studednt, and citizen. He can’t get funded for college although has been accepted by Fresno State, San Jose State and Cal State San Diego. Thanks for offering this scholarship … Clyde Heath

March 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm
(2) Micke says:

I am glad someone created such a scholarship. I am a veteran as well as a recent college graduate. I always found it funny that my school had a welcome to the school night for every demographic except white males. This night offered a dinner as well as a tour of the institution for incoming students. It also included discounts on the text books and other things you may need as a student.
A group of us asked to create such a night for those not covered under the demographics already established (white males) and we were told that would be racist. I found that funny and wondered why we couldn’t have a night such as every other demo had. I guess because we were white we would know how to get around the school and we were all rich so we wouldn’t need discounts in the bookstore. I also came to the same conclusion as the creators of this fund as far as obtaining money for school. If I was not a veteran I would never have been able to attend school.
Thank you for creating this fund and hopefully others will follow. The assumption that all white males do not need money for school is just as insulting as the one that all African American students need money for school, since they cannot afford it. We are all Americans and deserve to be treated as such.

May 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm
(3) Mary James says:

My son is a senior in highschool, has taken six AP courses, many honors courses, valedictorian, involved in numerous extra-curricular activities at school and at his church, captain of his varsity highschool team for two years and got a 33 on his ACT test. Unfortunately, he has not yet received any financial assistance, except for federal loans. We are a middle income, caucasian family. Applying for scholarships has been very frustrating. The color of his skin has made him ineligible for many scholarships. Offering a scholarship for white males is no more “racist” than those offering scholarships for everyone other than white males. I hope that my grandchildren will be considered based on their merit, and not on the color of their skin. Discrimination is wrong, no matter who it is perpetrated against. Thank you for having the courage to offer these scholarships.

July 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm
(4) random scholarships says:

This is a great scholarship opportunity put on by the Former Majority Association for Equality for students.
As it is the majority of readily available scholarships in the US are for minority groups. I see no problem targeting specific scholarships towards Caucasian because there are literally millions of scholarships available that cover every specific criteria you can think of. This scholarship is not racist in any way but seems to be a strive toward more equality and I think that the association would agree.

April 18, 2012 at 1:44 am
(5) chocolate says:

Gucci sent their fall/winter 2012/2013 collection down the Milan Fashion Week runway today and it featured a much darker, more gothic and vampire-like color palette than what was shown by the iconic design house for fall 2011. One year ago Gucci Outlet showed bright colors and blocked them together, helping to explode the current color blocking trend. For fall 2012, Gucci moved away from the trend they started and let black rule the runway.

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