The protests following the George Floyd tragedy doesn’t stop at all four officers getting charged. Floyd is now being honored through a scholarship by North Central University.
What We Know:
- George Floyd’s memorial service was held Thursday afternoon at North Central University, in which the president of the university, Dr. Scott Hagen, announced the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship. It is to help African Americans through their educational journey and contributions towards the scholarship have reached over $53,000.
- “I want to announce, as president of this school, the institution of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship,” Hagan said. “Even before announcing this scholarship, yesterday unsolicited, over $53,000 was handed to me to contribute toward the educational promise of aspiring young Black American leaders.”
- Hagen then challenged other colleges to start their funds, which received a roar of applause from the audience. “I am now challenging every university president in the United States to establish your own George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund.”
- “So people across this nation can give to the college of their choice, it is time to invest like never before in a new generation of young black Americans who are poised to take leadership of our nation, so university presidents let’s step up together,” he continued. Like music to their ears, the audience gives the president a standing ovation and thunderous applause.
- To receive the scholarship, applicants must apply to be a part of the Act Six program, which is a program that helps students become leaders while a part of a diverse, multicultural group of peers, who are also learning to become leaders and make positive impacts in their communities and school.
We encourage a lot of our African American students to chase their goals by signing up for the scholarship and we will be keeping a close eye out for more George Floyd scholarships from other schools.