Marquette Scholarship Programs Discriminate Against White Males
From an e-mail from the PR people at Marquette:
Scholarships available for women and students of color The Association of Marquette University Women is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a junior woman student beginning her senior year in fall 2007 and enrolled full-time in any college or program at Marquette. The scholarship is designed to aid women students who demonstrate financial need. The eligible candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Interested students should complete the online application and essay no later than Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. No late applications will be accepted. E-mail for more information.In spite of the fact that such programs are quite common, their legality is questionable. One “Urban Journalism Workshop,” for example, ran afoul of Federal civil rights enforcers for kicking an applicant out of the program after finding out she was white.
The Ethnic Alumni Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to two Marquette students of color who demonstrate financial need for the next academic year. One scholarship will be awarded to a student participating in the Educational Opportunity Program and one to a non-EOP student. Interested students should complete the online application and essay no later than Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. E-mail for more information.
We frankly would like to see Marquette sued over these programs.