“a fund to help transgender, gender nonconforming students”
If a student accepts this scholarship and later decides he or she is not transgender, do they have to give back the money?
The Daily Caller reports:
College Passes Out Scholarships To Students For Being Transgender
A California college created a scholarship fund for transgender students, according to a Thursday announcement.
MiraCosta College launched Trans* Pride Scholarship, a fund to help transgender, gender nonconforming students and allies to the community, reports the Times of San Diego.
“While members of the LGBT community experience marginalization, this marginalization is experienced most greatly by members of the transgender and gender nonconforming communities,” Steven Deineh, co-adviser of the Gender Sexuality Alliance Faculty, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The scholarship will hand out $1,000 per year to a transgender or gender nonconforming student each spring. A committee of faculty, staff, and foundation members chooses the student, Deineh told The DCNF.
Various school members and students created the Trans’ Pride scholarship in 2015 out of a growing concern “with traditional and historic barriers to higher education for transgender and gender nonconforming students,” the school said.
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