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Texas State student launches scholarship for white males

'If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?'

A Texas State University student has launched a scholarship program catering exclusive to white males. Iraq War veteran, and mass communication major, Colby Bohannan  formed the Former Majority Association for Equality (FMAE) because, he says, white males should be able to access scholarships the same way women and minorities do. “If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?” he told the American Statesman last week. FMAE hopes to offer five scholarships of $500 each to male students who are at least a quarter white, and who hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. According to the group’s mission statement, “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.” Bohannan says the group is not intended as a statement against affirmative action. “It’s time to give everyone an equal shot,” he said.

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