I am inordinately proud of this moment. How does anyone measure the impact they have had on the world around them? How do you know if the heart and soul you have poured into the things you care about have made any difference for the people you care about?
Today, I have ten ways to know. Over 45 thousand applications were received for the grant, and it was no mean feat to get down to ten recipients, but we did it. Sure, there were some vexatious, idiotic, fraudulent applications. There were also countless moving, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking applications. There was no way we could possibly meet the overwhelming need expressed by the demographic the progressive world has forgotten.
The pilot grants are a beginning. I am extraordinarily proud to have played a role in this. Ladies and Gentlemen, the inaugural Yiannopoulos Scholars.
Harrison, Engineering Physics, Florida
Lucas, Bio-molecular Engineering, New York
Noah, Mathematics, Georgia
Brett, Material Engineering, Illinois
Brandon, Psychology, Minnesota
Noam, Bio-mechanical Engineering, Georgia
Alexander, Psychology (pre-med), Ohio
Tristan, Physics Education, California
Christopher, Nursing, Virginia
Brandt, MBA, Kansas
The Privilege Grant awards are issued by the Privilege Grant Foundation, a Delaware not-for-profit corporation (tax-exempt status pending IRS approval) founded by Milo Yiannopoulos.
Payment of Privilege Grant awards will be made directly to the recipient’s school. This process will be completed during the summer of 2017 to be applied to the fall term.
Ms. Janet Bloomfield, Selection Committee Chair, made the final selections, along with managing the application and selection process. Milo Yiannopoulos will be contacting grant recipients personally within the next 24 hrs.
A second round of grants will be made available later in 2017. Please watch for upcoming releases including timelines and the application process.
Applicants, donors, and interested parties can find more information and updates on the Privilege Grant’s website at https://privilegegrant.com/. Journalists are free to request interviews with award recipients by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org but that we cannot guarantee our Yiannopoulos Scholars will be willing to talk to journalists.
About Milo Yiannopoulos: Milo is an award-winning journalist, public speaker, and media personality who has been on the vanguard of of the brewing culture war on American campuses through his Dangerous Faggot Tour. Although he has been permanently banned by Twitter, you can follow him on Snapchat, Facebook and YouTube.
Janet Bloomfield: Janet Bloomfield (BA, MBA) is a writer and blogger who comments extensively on issues facing men and boys in a culture that values women and girls more highly. Janet joined the Privilege Grant to oversee the application, evaluation and selection of Privilege Grant recipients.
About the Yiannopoulos Privilege Grant: The Privilege Grant was founded based on the idea that white males deserve as much assistance in achieving a college education as minorities do. White males are continually on the losing end of college demographics yet until now have not had a resource to help them reach the necessary funding level for higher education.