Even a small ethnic entry in your family tree may be enough to start you on your way toward multicultural student aid.The spirit of many minority and multicultural student aid programs is to increase educational representation among under-served student groups.These scholarships support multi-racial education among mixed-race college students: Multicultural scholarships are slowly finding larger audiences.While eligibility for each award hinges on specific requirements, multicultural scholarship programs share the common goal of promoting higher education among ethnic student populations.CCF public affairs intern Colleen Poulin and FSU sociologist Virginia Rutter consider what’s working and what remains challenging in interracial relationships. Interracial dating has increased dramatically Colleen Poulin is a graduating psychology major with a minor in sociology at Framingham State University.
Some student aid funds target specific groups, or even individual subsets of minority populations; while other financial aid options are available to broadly defined categories of students.
For information on interracial dating and same-sex couples, contact Mignon R. For more information on interracial dating, including online and other ways that couples “make connections” contact Pamela Anne Quiroz, Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at University of Illinois at Chicago at [email protected] 708-769-2890.
For information on demographic changes in American families, contact demographer Daniel Lichter, Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology, Cornell University, [email protected] 607-354-8781. For information on the history of interracial unions in the United States, contact Michael Rosenfeld, Associate Professor of Sociology, Stanford University, at [email protected]
Qualifying for scholarship money is not about dissecting your ancestral bloodline. Let’s face it; the United States is a melting pot of multiculturalism that leads to a wide variety of ethnic unions.
As a result, college students hail from diverse backgrounds that often include multiple racial components. college student body that doesn’t fit neatly into a single ethnic category?
The following fact sheet was prepared for the 2011 Council on Contemporary Families conference, “Tipping Point? Breaking the last taboo: Interracial marriage in America.