George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund

Description: The George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a non-tuition scholarship to students who are committed to promoting racial justice and equity efforts in their community.
Requirements: recipient must be incoming full time (12+ credit hours) first year student, be of African descent, possess a determination to address systemic racism
Semester(s) Awarded: Fall and Spring
Renewable: Yes, recipient is eligible to receive the scholarship for up to three additional years (a total of four years) as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing and selection committee determines the recipient continues to promote racial harmony each academic year. If the selection committee determines a recipient no longer meets the criteria, the student will lose the scholarship and will not be eligible to receive the scholarship again.

Disbursement fall spring.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your commitment to promoting an equitable society by answering the following questions:
    • Describe your commitment to racial social justice and how George Floyd’s death impacted you
    • How will this scholarship allow you to bring about change and continue to combat systemic racism by promoting inclusion of all individuals regardless of race, age, sex, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability
  2. Name and email address of reference such as a teacher, guidance counselor, or other person who can write a letter of recommendation for you testifying to your determination to address systemic racism.
  3. Are you of African descent?