College Scholarships, Financial Aid Could Be Next Legal Battle
Colleges scrutinize race-based financial aid after affirmative action ruling
JULY 10, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. College Scholarships, Financial Aid Could Be Next Legal Battle
by Susan Svrluga, Washington Post
“After the Supreme Court rejected race-based affirmative action in college admissions, some state and university leaders are already asking what that means for scholarships and financial aid aimed at students from underrepresented groups — and some scholars are predicting more legal skirmishes over race and higher education.
Admissions and financial aid, recruitment and retention and support of students, are so intertwined at colleges that it’s natural that people are asking questions after the Supreme Court ruling, said Nicholas Hillman, a professor in the School of Education at UW-Madison.
» The Big Picture: “Karen McCarthy, vice president of public policy and federal relations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, said school officials are asking question such as, “'What are the gray areas? How do we advance diversity and equity considerations but still be compliant with this decision and the law?'” Her association has been encouraging institutions not to rush to judgment.”
» Why It Matters: “Race-based scholarships are not going to be allowed,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California at Berkeley’s law school. “In states that have eliminated affirmative action already, they have also eliminated race-based scholarships.”
» What They’re Saying: “I think that will affect giving out scholarships limited to minorities, or even scholarships where having minority status is preferred,” said David Bernstein, a law professor at George Mason University.
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2. NCAA Top 10 Award
“Nominations for the 2024 Today’s Top 10 Award are now being accepted for college athletes who completed their athletics eligibility in the 2022-23 academic year.
This award is given to 10 student-athletes who have brought distinction to themselves, their schools and college sports. Award nominations are submitted through the NCAA Program Hub and are due by 5 p.m. Eastern time July 10. A school may nominate more than one student-athlete for the Today’s Top 10 Award. Please note: Each nomination must be entered by a separate Program Hub user on your campus.
To be eligible, a nominee must be a varsity letter winner who completed eligibility and has a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.300. Click here to learn more about the Today’s Top 10 Award selection criteria.”
3. Post-Graduate Intern Cohort
“The NCAA's 2023-24 Postgraduate Internship Program cohort recently began their yearlong work experience at the national office in Indianapolis. The intern class comprises 32 college graduates, including 22 former student-athletes.
The Postgraduate Internship Program annually provides on-the-job learning experiences to college graduates who are passionate in their pursuit of a career in college sports administration. With a focus on ethnic minorities, women and former student-athletes, the yearlong program gives insight to the inner workings of college sports from the national perspective.
NCAA postgraduate interns receive comprehensive training, mentor assignments and networking opportunities throughout the internship. As part of the program, postgraduate interns plan and execute professional development site visits to conference offices, member campuses and affiliate organizations to further their knowledge of the collegiate sports industry and network with leaders.”
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Jensen Fluellen, La Verne, football (Eligibility Center)
Thomas Pritchard, New York University, swimming (Executive Affairs)
Colby Wilson, Springfield, track and field (Leadership Development)
Donovan Wilson, Puget Sounds, basketball (Inclusion)
4. Lightning Round ⚡️
🗞 News. Alex Price, the NCAA Division III winner of the Jack Nicklaus Award as the nation’s top golfer in 2023, has signed with LSU as a graduate transfer. Price joins the Tigers after a four-year career at Christopher Newport University where he was a four-time All-America selection and led the nation in scoring average at 69.96 as senior.
5. Comings and Goings
ALMA - Zach Cameron named head men’s lacrosse coach
AUGSBURG - Greg May stepped down as head men’s ice hockey coach
CAL LUTHERAN - Marty Slimak retired as head baseball coach
EASTERN NAZARENE - Corey Marks resigned as head men’s volleyball coach
EMMANUEL - Brenna Morrissey named head softball coach
GETTYSBURG - Amanda Singer named assistant athletic trainer
GREENVILLE - Emily Butler named head men’s volleyball coach
GUILFORD - Allen Smith named head men’s golf coach
HANOVER - Rachel Sharpe named senior woman administrator
HAVERFORD - Richard Carrington named head men’s lacrosse coach
KEAN - Jack Garruto named assistant athletic trainer
LYCOMING - Tony Mackin named head men’s lacrosse coach
MAINE-FARMINGTON - Kata Backman named head women’s lacrosse coach
MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION - Gillian Burns named assistant commissioner
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH - Colin McSharar named head men’s lacrosse coach
NORTHLAND - Cal Fougner named head baseball coach
NORTHWESTERN - Gabrielle Straub named assistant director of athletic operations and external relations
PRINCIPIA - Andrew Scott named head track and field coach
RIT - Carol Schoenecker named head rowing coach
RIVIER - Noelle Sass named head softball coach
ST. JOSEPH’S (L.I.) - Jillian Pfeifer named head women’s lacrosse coach
SAINT JOSEPH’S (Maine) - Emma Auclair named assistant director of athletic communications
SWEET BRIAR - Hailey Chufar named assistant athletic trainer
WASHINGTON COLLEGE - Marcus Hong named assistant athletic trainer
WELLESLEY - Jess Kelliher named athletics communications assistant and assistant women’s basketball coach
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