{ LINK: Dear Angry White People, }


I got a full tuition scholarship to college.  Not my first choice college.  Honestly, I refused to even apply to my dream school (Columbia) because I knew I couldn’t afford it and it would break my heart to turn down an offer.  Just like it did when I had to turn down U. Chicago, and U. Penn, and half a dozen other schools I couldn’t afford.  But I got a scholarship to a school that ended up being awesome, and I appreciated the opportunity.  Which I earned by having nearly perfect grades and test scores, every extracurricular activity known to man, and a part time job all throughout high school.  Oh, and yes, I have brown skin, but I didn’t steal your spot.  I earned my own.  I’d hate to think that if I were white, I’d be whining about how I couldn’t go to my top choice for free because I was ingrained with a false sense of entitlement.  Every time a white person cries because some black kid supposedly stole their spot, I wonder, did you have a spy cam on my house when I was starting my AP US History homework at 11pm after attending school from 7 to 2, running student government meetings and volunteering until 4, and then working at the mall until 10?  Were you the one brewing my coffee so I could stay up studying until 2am?  Did you write and rewrite and perfect my admissions essays?  Maybe you were the one who set up drunk driving demonstrations and ran SADD meetings every week for a year, making you eligible for a $1000 book scholarhip that helped you survive freshman year.  And maybe it was actually you and not me who blocked out the racial slurs echoing down the halls and the discouraging teachers and managed to pay attention in class anyway; I know white people have to deal with that all the time.  You must have been the one whose dad said, “I can’t afford to send you to college but you have to go.  So, get a scholarship” and then proceeded to make that happen.  I’m sorry.  Here you go; here’s your fully funded college degree.  I forgot that it belongs to you because you’re white.

That was a lot of words, so I’ll summarize it for you: If you look at someone’s success and all you see is their skin color and not the hard work that got them there, you just might be a racist.

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{ Dear Angry White Men With Kids Of College Age }


Here’s a radical idea: Instead of blaming minorities for having the gall to, oh my god, want to go to college and have a chance at the positions and money you clearly feel your kids are entitled to, how about you try this:

1.) Oppose budget cuts to state-funded universities. Really. Almost every state has one, if not two (or more), Tier 1 universities with international reputations for education and research. When states cut university budgets, they’re making it materially more difficult for all students, including yours, to access institutions that are, by their very definition, public. (Coincidentally, they also make it difficult for those schools to continue producing the research that attracts external funding, by making it harder to hire new permanent faculty, acquire new equipment, etc.) So the next time the Republican representative you elected decides it would be awesome to gut public university funding, get together with your friends and go oppose it.

2.) Demand investigations into questionable relationships between college financial aid departments and loan companies. This has already been done in New York, but it couldn’t hurt to push for laws that require full disclosure as to the relationships between FA departments and the lending institutions they use. This will help you (and your kid) avoid being pushed into taking out loans that are not in your financial best interest.

3.) While you’re at it, why don’t you help all of us—educators, students, concerned parents—fight against university bureaucracies that have helped push tuition and fees well beyond viable affordability for all families? Demand financial accountability from your kid’s prospective school.

4.) In the meantime, sit down with The Big Book O’ Scholarships or its electronic equivalent and go through it. There will be something for your kid. Sure, it may not be Scholarship Intended Only For My Child And No One Else’s, Especially If They’re Black, and it may not be a full ride at an Ivy, but it’ll be something… and that is far, far more than many families—whose kids don’t have access to anywhere near the resources your kids do—will have.

Oh, and until you’re ready to say anything other than “It’s not fair black/Latino/Asian kids get money and my perfect kid does not because he’s white”… my special today is poached Sit Down And Shut The Fuck Up.

So much THIS.

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{ LINK: What the Hello Kitty: Dear Angry White People, }



I got a full tuition scholarship to college. Not my first choice college. Honestly, I refused to even apply to my dream school (Columbia) because I knew I couldn’t afford it and it would break my heart to turn down an offer. Just like it did when I had to turn down U. Chicago, and…

And I just want to add that I am a Black Indian (African American and Native American) and did not receive a scholarship.  There goes your excuse to blame me instead of accepting the fact that you, as an individual, did not measure up.  You already have SO much privilege in this country as it is.  How dare you be angry?

i forget if i reblogged this already but i don’t care, here it is [possibly again] with additional commentary.

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{ LINK: Texas Nonprofit Gives Scholarships to White Males - ABC News }






Because white guys are so underprivileged. Especially in Texas!

Petty, sexist, and racist much, Mother Jones? Let’s throw hypocritical in there, too, since you have no problem with other scholarships that are based on race and gender, but throw a hissy over one fucking scholarship — the first of its type — specifically designed for white men. My, how “progressive” of you. Unfollowed. — Ryking

Mother Jones must be crying right now over their loss. - The Noob Yorker

Oh Christ on a bike, what a shock…Ryking unfollowed someone that dared point out that white men are privileged and don’t need scholarships. Are you really still on that shtick, dude? Really?

i’m just tagging all posts about denying privilege, esp. white privilege #ryking


the ryking sits on a rythrone of ryshit

(also i am now following motherjones just to annoy him although i doubt he’ll read this)

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{ LINK: DREAM Summer: Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, New York, Washington DC, and Miami only. }


What is Dream Summer?

Dream Summer is a 10-week internship program that will place Dream Act student leaders with social justice, labor and community organizations. Each participant will receive a $5,000 scholarship to support his or her educational goals. Internships for Dream Act student…

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I need to find a scholarship which, if I am chosen for it, will be rewarded in the Spring. If it’s specifically for study abroad that helps. Anyone know of something?

sorry, i don’t, but signal boosting.

{ LINK: Scholarships for Latinos! }


I was complaining to my co-worker about how much college is and how much it sucks that I can’t get financial aid. She forwarded me this list, some of these scholarships are for undocumented students too! I plan on applying to some of them and you should too! -Ro

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{ LINK: $1,000 API Restaurant Worker Scholarship – Deadline is March 15th! }

please pass this around if you can.



Two $1,000 scholarships for restaurant workers and children of restaurant workers are available from the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship, a program of the Asian Pacific Fund. The scholarship, founded in 2005, honors the values of Detroit restaurant owners Shui Kuen and Allen Chin through supporting the education aspirations of children of workers in the Asian/Pacific Islander food service industry in the U.S.

Eligibility criteria are:

  • Self or parent currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant
  • Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes
  • Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college or university in 2012-13
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Financial need





It contains my essay for a scholarship competition. You don’t need to join the site to vote. Please spread the word and get all your parents, siblings, baby mamas/daddies, neighbors, etc. to vote for me! I’d be eternally grateful~! :D

Signal boost! Vote!

YOU GUYS. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY TO DO THE SAME! I’m going to be doing this for weeks now and I need all the help I can get!!! Thanks! :D

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{ LINK: "Currently, there are two scholarships in New York open to all youth regardless of immigration status." }

Ok I’m not going to lie, I’m broke as hell and I’m sure there’s other students out there who are in the same situation. Paying for school can be extremely difficult and frustrating, obviously. And if being broke isn’t enough, being undocumented means we’re excluded from financial assistance programs and most scholarships since they require status. However, no need to fear! Currently, there are two scholarships in New York open to all youth regardless of immigration status.

First, The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is having a freedom of expression contest. All you have to do is choose a topic – racial justice, freedom of speech, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ rights or something else – then just express yourself in any way shape or form! Check out the eligibility, details and download the application here


Finally, the organization I’m a part of, New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC), is giving out scholarships for tuition, on-campus housing or books. Priority will be given to students with limited or no means to obtain financial aid for college. Also, awardees will be selected based on academic achievement, community involvement, financial need and commitment to the immigrant rights movement right here in New York! See more details here


If you wish to donate to the NYSYLC Awards Program, here is the link to do so.
Please take advantage of these opportunities! I know the applications are long and tedious but it’s all worth it in the end. Good luck!