CIR challenges diversity scholarships at UConn

The Center for Individual Rights today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut challenging the University of Connecticut’s use of race in awarding scholarships.  While the Supreme Court has said that race may be a “plus” factor in admissions, it has never said that race can be the basis for scholarship awards once a student has been admitted.  UConn maintains two separate scholarships, one awarded on the basis of merit and a second awarded on the basis of race.