A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids
The Hechinger Report
MARCH 27, 2018
At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. Officials also believe the scholarship has helped stem a brain drain from the state. It’s definitely been a blessing,” he said. “It Black students make up 44 percent of the state’s elementary, middle and high school classes, but only 17 percent of the students who won the scholarship last year were black. The new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept.