You’re never too rich to suck a little money off the federally funded tit…
KETCHUM, Idaho — Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has announced that his daughter Vanessa has won a Fulbright scholarship to study medicine in London.
Vanessa Kerry is a 27-year-old Harvard medical student who frequently travels with her father’s campaign.
According to the Fulbright Web site, about 1,000 U.S. students are awarded the federally funded fellowships each year of about 4,500 who apply. Kerry told reporters traveling with him to a long weekend vacation in Idaho on Saturday that Vanessa Kerry recently learned she was one of this year’s winners.Her stepmother is worth over $1.5 billion dollars, and there’s her father bragging how she’s taking money for a fellowship she doesn’t need. I’m sure she earned the fellowship, but there are probably lots of applicants that didn’t get accepted that could use the money.
In contrast her step brother, H. John Heinz IV, seems to is noticeably absent from his stepfather’s campaign.
Update: Apparently others can’t read my words, or I’m not being clear. I am not arguing that Vanessa Kerry doesn’t deserve the fellowship, nor am I arguing that she shouldn’t accept it. All I’m saying is that she doesn’t need the monetary portion of the award.
Update 2: Steven Taylor get’s the final word. If a former Fulbright winner sees no issue, who am I to argue.