Minority Rights Group in Oregon Establishes College Scholarships for Whites

The Oregon League of Minority Voters, a group seeking greater opportunities for blacks and other minorities, has established a new college scholarship program that will be reserved exclusively for whites. The scholarship grants will be awarded to white undergraduate or graduate students who are studying in a field related to race relations or diversity.

The purpose of the scholarships is to get more white people involved in the diversity field. The belief is that in Oregon, where the population is predominantly white, minorities will not make significant progress until whites are made aware of the value of racial diversity to all Oregonians.