“The fund will sponsor three $1,000 scholarships per school year.”
College Republicans should create a free speech scholarship fund or a gun rights scholarship fund in response.
Campus Reform reports:
Cal State student government creates $75,000 social justice scholarship fund
Student government members at California State University, Northridge earmarked tens of thousands of dollars for a social justice scholarship fund.
The Daily Sundial — CSUN’s student newspaper — reported that the Associated Students of CSUN Vice President Deion Turner led a charge to approve funding for social justice scholarship funds, which will be granted to students who continue to show leadership within their communities, despite being in financial need themselves.”
Turner told Campus Reform that the Associated Students partnered with the University Student Union at CSUN, and the CSUN Foundation with “hopes to provide support and recognition to those who have done exemplary work in the social justice field in their communities and on campus.”
Turner explained that the Associated Students Senate “approved $35,000 to open the endowment,” while the University Student Union approved “$40,000 for the endowment.”
The fund will sponsor three $1,000 scholarships per school year.
“Pending confirmation and approval by the CSUN Foundation, we are hoping to be able to have the opportunity to award more scholarships based off of their total donation amount,” added Turner. “As of now, our plan is to award an incoming freshman, one lower division student and one upper division student (including graduate). We are consistently having conversations about this initiative and I am willing to provide as many updates as I can as needed.”
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