“awardees involved in political work overwhelmingly have ties to Democratic politicians or groups”
The group that disburses the scholarships denies any bias, naturally.
The College Fix reports:
Feds give nonpartisan, $30K scholarship mostly to students who support Democrats
There’s a saying that “once is chance, twice is coincidence, third time is a pattern.” If that’s true, the 2017 Truman Scholars displays a pattern.
A survey of this year’s scholars by The College Fix found that many recipients of the $30,000 federal scholarship lean left. Specifically, most awardees involved in political work overwhelmingly have ties to Democratic politicians or groups and liberal organizations.
Even the 2017 finalist pool showed bias. For example, nearly a dozen worked or volunteered for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign; none for Donald Trump’s campaign.
The findings come on the heels of a similar report from The College Fix that found the same trend among the 2015 and 2016 scholars.
But the federal scholarship is supposed to be nonpartisan. A spokesman for the group denies any bias.
“We do not ask and have way no way of knowing whether Truman candidates are Democrats, Republicans, liberals or conservatives. And it is not important to us,” Andrew Rich, executive secretary of Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, said in an email to The Fix.
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