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Scholarships for White Males?!?

Hello everyone and thanks in advance.

Just to be clear I'm not looking for scholarships that are exclusive to white males. I'm simply looking for scholarships which a young white male like myself is even eligible for...

I'm a 24 year old engineering student in California. I have been looking for scholarships and have discovered (much to my dismay) that many (practically all) scholarships are exclusive to women and minorities.

Well darn my luck, but I'm a straight white male, and well apparently the fact that I'm a single father who is trying to work and go to school and support my son doesn't garnish any sympathy from groups that have predetermined that only minorities need help in life.

I truly hope my frustrations aren't misinterpreted as being directed at minorities. I think its wonderful that all races and genders etc can get help with getting an education. Especially since I know that many of the people that receive these scholarships are probably working incredibly hard for them.

Im simply writing this as a last hope that someone may have found the scholarships that are truly for ALL races and genders and not just every race and gender excluding mine.

Please are there any scholarships that are based soley on academic merit or financial need. And not on my gender and ethnicity?!

2 Answers

  • R
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    CA is one of the states that I've found has the most scholarship opportunities available to students. I am not sure which websites you've been looking at for information, but here are some of the scholarship opportunities I came across:

    WINCH FUND SCHOLARSHIPS. Deadline: varies; award amount varies. This program is open to students who have at least a sophomore standing at their college. As part of the application process, they must submit an essay on one of the following topics: 1) what book have you read, since entering college, that has had the most impact on your thought and life? 2) who do you consider to be one of the more influential individuals of the 20th century? or 3) what is the greatest benefit a college education can offer an individual? Selection is based on achievement, need, purpose, and recommendations. For more information call 909-684-6778.

    LEON L. GRANOFF FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. Deadline: varies; award amount varies. Must be undergraduate student & California resident attending a California college or university. Selection based on academic excellence, ability and potential. For more information write to: Leon L. Granoff Foundation / Scholarship Program / P.O. Box 2148 / Gardena, California 90247-0148

    DOWD AND GUILD SCHOLARSHIP. Deadline: varies. $1000 awarded. Student must possess academic achievement, demonstrates positive leadership, those who are community service oriented, California resident, and are of low-income status. For more information and application, can be found at -- TONS of information

    Application Deadline: June 18, 2011

    Amount: $1,000

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants is offering scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution between the ages of 16 and 30.

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. What do you see as the long term impact of our current recession on the average family? How might it affect their future decisions? Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:

    There may be additional opportunities available at the school that you're attending. You should also search for scholarships that are specifically for single parents.

    Hope I could be of some help. Trust me, scholarships are out there.. you just have to know where to look for them. =)

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  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    enable me help bust the myth top now of White Male Scholarships. dissimilar the advantage help available is presented to white adult males via way of the admissions technique. And thats ok. particular there are various scholarships that concentration on an ethnic team. whether their are no longer as many as you think of. maximum scholarships care little of race and extra approximately qualification with regard to grades, rankings, and meant occupation field or substantial of learn. in actuality. a great number of the economic help I gained throughout my hunt got here no longer from ethnic based provides, yet scholarships the place race wasn't even a ingredient. some white male scholarships exist, yet they are the two backed via a team you does no longer choose for to be tied to, or are eligible to all of us below the solar. the two way, impediments to triumphing scholarships are much less an argument of race, and extra approximately qualification and opposition.

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