Controversial former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos announced in 2016 that was founding a scholarship fund entitled “The Privilege Grant” exclusively for white men to attend college. According to the scholarship’s website, the “Yiannopoulos Privilege Grant is exclusively available to white men who wish to pursue their post-secondary education on equal footing with their female, queer and ethnic minority classmates.”
The announcement drew the ire of progressives and various ethnic advocacy groups, while doubts were aired that the disbursal of the scholarship funds would ever materialize. The leftist Daily Beast website, for example, published an article in August 2016 entitled: "Where'd it go? Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Takes $100,000 for Charity, Gives $0."
However, on Friday, Yiannopoulos released news that the first 10 winners of “The Privilege Grant” are to be awarded grants.
Each recipient will receive a grant of $2,500. Nearly of the grant winners are going to study in the fields of science, technology, or engineering. In a press release, Yiannopoulos declared, “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.” Yiannopoulos added, “A second round of grants will be made available later in 2017. Please watch for upcoming releases including timelines and the application process.”
Reportedly, Yiannopoulos has raised between $100,000 to $250.000 for his charity.