University of Missouri System Removes Race as a Factor for Scholarships Following Supreme Court Ruling

"The University of Missouri System announced June 29 it will end the use of race and ethnicity as a factor for scholarships," Best Colleges reports. 

"Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), said in a statement on the Supreme Court ruling that the NASFAA will 'work with member institutions to ensure we understand these legal ramifications and how they will impact financial aid policies and practices now and in the future.'"

"'The Supreme Court has now ruled on the matter, and we must all respect and uphold the law of the land,' Draeger said in a June 29 release. 'However, we cannot ignore the fact that racial and ethnic gaps in college access and attainment persist, and these disparities must be addressed, even within this new legal framework.'"

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Publication Date: 7/6/2023

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