Interesting. There is a lot of corruption in academia, to be sure. I remember talking to one bunch of people who recognized my daughter's abilities and were virtually drooling and panting at the prospect of funding her college education. They knew where the money was and how to get it. But they reminded me so much of crooked real estate brokers, I couldn't bring myself to attend a second meeting. I raised her on a widow's budget, no handouts, no charity, and no mercy from anyone, and these covetous people are swearing they just want to help her realize her potential. Suuure they are!
The people who are doing the skimming, don't talk, but it's definitely happening. I hope someday, someone turns that rock over and has a good look at the system.
My wife received a scholarship for two years of her schooling. There is nothing wrong with excepting a scholarship. It is a compliment that someone is offered such a thing, should that have been the offer.
Trust me, scholarships or school grants do not cause one to become lazy or become a liberal. It doesn’t even help ensure any future donations back from the student.
My wife’s father was against her accepting the scholarship, but it was from his jealousy. Her mother saw the truth and made him change his mind.
He wanted her all to himself. She went back and (greatly) helped the family. You see, he’d had a stroke while she was gone and couldn’t help the family. She supported everyone, including her siblings, with a job only possible from her education.