Kathleen Cross, M.A.
Minority Scholarships: Social Need v. Legality
From a legal standpoint, minority
scholarships are currently on unstable ground.
This presentation will discuss the impact of recent challenges to
minority scholarships on Latinos in higher education from both national and
state perspectives. On one hand, a compelling social need persists to increase
diversity in institutions of higher education, and on the other hand, serious
challenges exist to the legality of minority scholarships and programs. In order to fully comprehend the issues
involved, this presentation will discuss the case history of minority
scholarships, the relevant legal considerations, the recent legal challenges to
minority scholarships, and the impact on Latinos both nationally and in
Ms. Kathleen M. Cross, MA
Ph. D. Graduate Assistant
Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education