Claiming to be non-political or racially motivated the Texas non-profit ‘Former Majority Association for Equality’ 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 “I’m not sure white males are the majority anymore.” 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.