Scholarships Should be Increased due to the Foreclosure Crisis

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Due to the economic crisis facing America the standards for getting a scholarship to a University should be lowered, as should the standards to keep them. Many aspiring students rely on scholarships to afford their college education but due to the outrageous standards that must be upheld to receive and keep one them, students are having a hard time. In a recent poll done at the University of Michigan-Dearborn 21 out of the 54 students have had a scholarship during their college career but only 12 out of the 54 currently hold scholarships. (Poll) Statistics should not be that low with the amount of students attending the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The standard GPA that a student must uphold in order to maintain a scholarship is …show more content…
With these statistics alone, colleges should be trying to get more students enrolled into college to better our economy. Without education our country is bound to go into an even worse state. Education is a huge part of the nation's future choices, it helps people make educated decisions which benefit everyone. Without these scholarship standards being lowered students who get a 3.8 and a 27 on their ACT and have great potential for future leadership have slim chances of receiving a scholarship. This is because there are students who can apply that may be the “correct” race for a scholarship, or their parents make less money. These students with great potential, who do not get a great education to go with it, are set up for failure because these days no matter how much potential you have, you must be educated. It also cannot be denied that the University of Michigan-Dearborn try to incorporate lower GPAs into their scholarships, but students who have a GPA of 4.0 or higher can apply to these as well. Even though affirmative action is now gone, every college wants diversity. This means that if you are not the race that a scholarship requires you to be, you cannot apply. Affirmative action is a very strong subject that is often overlooked or not thought about as much as it should be. The whole point and basis of the United States was for everyone to have an equal chance and opportunity to gain the same rights and privileges as one another.

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