College ends race-based scholarship programs at behest of Education Department

Dervarics, Charles
November 1997
Black Issues in Higher Education;11/13/97, Vol. 14 Issue 19, p16
Reports that a complaint filed with the United States (U.S.) Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, resulted in the Northern Virginia Community College ending five small race-based scholarship programs. Information on the case; Statements from Dr. Richard Ernst, the college president; Reference to the 1994 Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against the University of Maryland and its Benjamin scholarship program.


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