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disadvantaged

[dis′ədvan′tijd]
Etymology: L, dis + abante, superior position
1 any group of people who lack money, education, literacy, or another status advantage.
2 a euphemism for "poor."
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The only bill handed the students is on the back end - their promise one day to return to the fund for a five-year commitment to mentor the next generation of disadvantaged students.
With an academic index of 0-1,000 points, individuals scoring 818 were automatically admitted; the most economically disadvantaged were admitted with a 625; while under the old system blacks with scores of 550 were admitted.
The Defense Department's policy of allowing contractors to ignore federal law that establishes subcontracting goals for small and small disadvantaged businesses is illegal and has a very negative impact on the economy.
His commitment to disadvantaged people and his belief in the power of advocacy, as well as his strong relationships across the fields of philanthropy, international human rights, civil liberties, and social and economic justice, will enable Atlantic to continue to bring about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Where the study can be faulted is for stopping short of recommending the kind of real reform that could produce not just meaningful racial integration but also better education for our disadvantaged kids.
TADSBAT offers free, three-day sessions to teach small, disadvantaged businesses how to successfully compete for NASA contracts and position themselves for subcontract opportunities.
Most simply, class-based programs are based on American moral ideas honed in the civil rights movement--that the most needy, disadvantaged people deserve a hand up.
A "small disadvantaged business" is one that is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
1,500,000 to the University of Manchester, the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham to replicate the Masterclass program, which prepares talented secondary school students from disadvantaged urban backgrounds to enroll and succeed at top universities across the UK.
Schools across England that do the most to help disadvantaged pupils improve their results stand to win a share of Au4 million, thanks to the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Schools Minister David Laws today (1 May 2014).
The central component of the Bush plan would overhaul the Title I program for disadvantaged students by requiring states to develop systems of rewards and penalties to hold districts and students accountable for academic progress.
The target this time: The SBA's Specialized Small Business Investment Company (SSBIC) program, which is charged with investing in socially or economically disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses.