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Will my ethnicity be a factor when applying to scholarships that are not African-American / Black Exclusive

My sophmore year teach showed us a video that essentially said that more white students are chosen for scholarships and it showed a person that helps with the scholarship process and said that this is true and if that only applies to a predominantly white should oppose to a school that is more or less diverse in a sense. #scholarships #african-american #money #college #first-generation-college-students

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Keith’s Answer

Hi Angelica,

I'm not sure I fully understand your question, but if you are asking if white students receive scholarships preferentially, that is not true. Many schools grant aid based only on financial need, as determined by your FAFSA. Some also grant merit based aid, which they use to attract students who are more qualified than their typical applicants. Race is not a consideration for either form of aid.

Some universities do consider race in their admissions process, with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented students. This practice is generally referred to as Affirmative Action. However not all institutions do this, and the laws around it vary from state to state.


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