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Program boosts kids to college

Original post made on Jun 3, 2011

The MVLA Community Scholars Program, founded in 2000, awards four-year, renewable college scholarships to bright, high-performing, low-income students, with the aim of giving such students the push they need to realize their academic potential.

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Posted by mandy
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I don't see one single name on that recipient list that tells me a Caucasian kid benefited from this program. With the insane cost of living, and the number of single family homes in Mountain View and Los Altos, I find it hard to believe that at least one white family did not apply??? And I anyone say's "Of course white families applied.........", then tell me, why wasn't any scholorship $$ awarded to them??

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Posted by BD
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Perhaps because the winners were selected on the basis of household income and personal accomplishment, rather than race?

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Posted by Astute
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Your point is well taken but you fail to understand Multicultural Marxism, which is about dividing cultures along race, gender and wealth so that a well organized minority can control the majority. Recognizing a few at the expense of many and forcing the masses to squabble over the crumbs takes your eyes off the bigger prize - instituting socialism throughout our culture. Socialism fails miserably in a free market economy but thrives in the cultural institutions exempt from competative market forces.

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Posted by Dennis Hall
a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2011 at 8:15 am

Kudos to Michelle Reichert on her dedicated service in solving one of society's vexing problems for young promising people, no money for college.

I hope that this program is emulated and duplicated across the country and world.

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Posted by Friend
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Kudos as long as the students receiving the awards are legally in the United States.

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Posted by Frustrated
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I think that kids should get scholarships based on their achievements, not their family income. It isn't easy for middle income families to afford to send kids to college either. I'm tired of kids with low income parents getting everything handed to them on a silver platter (that I earned and used to be mine). They get free meals at the schools, school supplies, daycare, medical, food stamps, money for college... I'm tired of paying other people's way. I feel bad for them, but I need to be able to take care of myself and my family first. I can't take care of everyone in the United States and around the world. Give me a break. Socialism makes everybody poor.