What counts as a Minority?

Good question. For the purposes of the StraightForward Media Minority Scholarship, minority is defined as having membership in a racial or ethnic minority group historically disadvantaged within the context of the United States. The most common members of these groups are Black/African American students, Hispanic/Latino/Chicano students, Asian students and Native American/American Indian/Eskimo students.

Exceptions? We anticipate two frequent questions: 1) I am male, and men are a gender minority in the U.S. May I apply?; and 2) I am a Caucasian female. Am I considered a minority, and therefore may I apply? The answer to both these questions is no; however, the good news is, there are plenty of other scholarships you’re eligible for.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea Eickelmann August 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

What about queer identified students?


Brooke Hartnett September 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm

What about Caucasian female students who are JEWISH?


Crystal Gutierrez September 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm

What about a Hispanic female students?


Gail Amalfitano September 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

You know what, older POOR white females are minorities and we are always over looked and poor whites are always ignored, especially old poor white femail students.
We are discriminated against for our age and social status.


Anonymous February 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Youre an idiot.


Gail Amalfitano May 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

Yea maybe, but that is might right!


Aladdin Zahra January 13, 2011 at 1:51 am

I am Lebanese/American studying at LSU, I have been living in Lebanon for most of my life, does that count as a minority ?



Anonymous February 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

what about redheads?


Anonymous June 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

What about homeschooled students, I feel like a minority with how much society relies on public schooling.


Shirley Hinman July 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

My daughter, a caucasian, is almost out of money! She will be
an “independent student” in Graduate school. With her undergrad.
major of Philosophy/Religious Studies she knew she would have to
go to Grad. school to become a Counselor. Any advice on scholarships she can get with these qualifications at the Grad. level
in an accredited private school? Please let me know a.s.a.p.


peggy July 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

How about older students? We are a minority!


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