A white student at a Riverside highschool has returned a $1,000 scholarship intended for blackstudents.
Jeffrey Warren of Martin Luther King High School received thescholarship from the Martin Luther King Senior Citizens Club at aschool awards night last month, prompting laughter from theaudience.
Jeffrey later returned it. The teen, who graduated last week,says he applied for 27 scholarships and won three others.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the17-year-old never saw a cover letter for the award that was sent tohigh school counselors and specified it was for black students.
The application itself said only that African-Americans wereencouraged to apply.
The scholarship has now gone to a black student. The senior clubsays it will change next year’s application language.