University Of Michigan-Flint And Mott Community College To Study Ruling To Overturn Proposal 2; Could Open Door For More Race And Gender-Based Scholarships

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Friday, July 8, 2011

It was the law that allowed a man to receive a grant from a Mott Community College program designed for female students facing financial crises.

It was why the rules changed for the nearly 50 scholarships at the University of Michigan-Flint that helped minority students.

The state law known as Proposal 2, which banned public universities from giving preferential treatment to minorities, caused local campuses to review and tweak their race- and gender-based financial aid, with some scholarships either eliminated or completely revised in the process.

Now that a federal court has overturned Proposal 2, it could open the door again for race- and gender-based scholarships to return to campuses.

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