A recent high school graduate recently made national news – and for all the right reasons.
Jeffrey Warren, a 17-year-old, applied for several scholarships, including the award sponsored by his California high school’s Martin Luther King Senior Citizen’s Club, reported ABC News. When his name was called to accept the award, however, folks were surprised. Warren is white.
The cover letter to the school’s guidance counselors regarding the scholarship indicated that the award was intended only for black students, the report said. But the application merely "encourage[d] African-American students to apply," according to the King High School principal.
Because the application did not rule out non-black applicants, Warren applied. He and his family decided, however, that returning the money was “the right thing to do.”