Land-grant university scholarships


For three years, Cornell had a faculty-led project on land grabs, some domestic and most abroad. I co-led the project and investigated U.S. Indian land grabs, but I resoundingly overlooked what you’ve uncovered. I’m both humbled and grateful. Today, I forwarded a message to scholars and lawyers around the United States who share this interest. I ended with a suggestion for action: Imagine a $1/acre in lieu tax on the 10.7 million acres going into a scholarship fund for Indigenous youth wanting to attend a land-grant university of their choice, or toward health care. Why not?

Charles Geisler, emeritus professor, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

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