URM Scholarships

<p>Hi, I'm an african american male with a 35 ACT score. My gpa is unweighted, around 3.92ish/4.33 which places me just outside top ten percent. I was wondering what kind of minority based scholarships I could get with that score.</p>

<p>According to another post that you made, you are East African, living in the U.S. That doesn't make you African American or a URM.</p>

<p>Being an african doesn't classify you as a URM? Never heard that before.</p>

<p>OP states:</p>

am east african and i've lived in the U.S. for 6 years. I am not yet a citizen. Does that mean that I'm not african american? if not, then what am i?


<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=327656%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=327656&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Op is not african american, while yes, he is black if he does not have a green card in the eyes of admission and financial aid he is an international student from Africa (URM status does not pertain to students who are not citizens/permanent residents). </p>

<p>Even as a permanent residisent most applications now ask where were you born and if you are a green card holder, country of origin. So while African-Americans with multi generational roots in the U.S. are underrepresented , recent immigrants and first generation children born to recent immigrants from the Carribean and Africa are not underrepresented.</p>

<p>Indeed, probably recent immigrant and first generatio children born to recent immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa are probably overrepresented. I think that recently Harvard realized that the majority of its black students were immigrants or immigrants' kids while the majority of black people in the U.S. are not in those categories.</p>

<p>whats a urm?</p>

<p>URM= under represented minority</p>

<p>oh so i have to be a citizen to be considered a urm? i just go by african american even though i'm not a citizen. so i would be under international? i have a green card</p>

<p>wait, i am a permanent resident though according to my parents and stuff. so am i still not a urm? i have a green card and am a permanent resident, is that enough? or do i have to be a citizen?</p>

<p>anyone know any scholarships for majorities?</p>