More interesting, there have been a few tiny (in dollar amount) scholarships that were, in fact, for whites only – all came under serious fire.
THIS is the problem. It isn't that scholarships are available to members of a certain race (though honestly I wish they wouldn't have those stipulations at all), it's that they aren't allowed to be available exclusively to ONE certain race (white) and it's fine and dandy for any other race.
I realize that, in history, whites in this country haven't been persecuted like other races, but we are NEVER going to get to a position of "equality" by trying to turn the tables and give other races special privileges over whites. It only creates resentment.
I remember being a middle class, heterosexual white girl looking for college scholarships. According to the government, my family should've been able to afford to send me to college, but they definitely could not. I discovered that they only way there would be fewer scholarships available to me was if I was a middle (or upper) class white BOY, since there were a few scholarships exclusively for females. Most of those were for lesbian females, though.
I had worked my butt off in school and graduated in the upper 5% but that meant nothing because of how small my class size was (33 students), and it was apparently considered not very impressive to finish high up in a small class.
In the end, I ended up attempting to hold down a full time job plus full time school and ended up dropping out just a few classes short of a degree because I just couldn't handle the stress. Maybe I should've pretended to be lesbian.