3 months ago
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As a white Jew, do I qualify as an "underrepresented minority"?

This is a genuine Y/N question, I mean no disrespect. I feel like the answer should be yes, since Jews don't get a lot of representation and make up 2% of the US population, 0.2% of the world. However, I only ever see people specify groups like "Black, Latine, LGBTQ+," etc, when referring to underrepresented minorities. I'm looking at scholarships and don't want to apply to one that I don't qualify for.


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3 months ago

Hi @kat.in.the.shat!

Underrepresented minorities are generally classified on the basis of race/ethnicity/gender and not on the basis of religion (I haven't seen any exception to this yet). From a general standpoint, being white means you're not underrepresented. There might be scholarships specifically based on religion and if that's the case, it'll be mentioned in the eligibility criteria.

Hope this helps!


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