The George Floyd Memorial Foundation Has Awarded More Than $50,000 in Scholarships
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The George Floyd Memorial Foundation Has Awarded More Than $50,000 in Scholarships

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A George Floyd mural in Houston (Image: Youtube/@ABC13Houston)

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation has announced on its Facebook page, that it has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships and educational programs thus far this year.

“The George Floyd Memorial Foundation has awarded more than $50,000.00 in scholarship and educational programs this year. We’re so thrilled to provide much-needed support for high-achieving students who will become attorneys, activists and scholars who will help ensure people are treated fairly around the world.
Throughout the next week, we will share our scholarship recipients with you. Stay tuned!
According to The Associated Press, the George Floyd Memorial Foundation was set up to honor police killing victim George Floyd and to also raise awareness about racial injustice and they announced earlier this week that it has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since the foundation was created.

Foundation executive director Jacari Harris stated that the scholarships help support students.

“Our hope at the George Floyd Memorial Foundation is that these high-achieving students will become attorneys, activists, and scholars who will work to ensure people are treated fairly around the world,” Harris said in a written statement.

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation, which is based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was created in August 2020. The foundation was established to focus on raising awareness of racial injustices, police brutality, and ensuring that everyone’s civil rights are protected.

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation has given scholarships valued at $1,000 to 15 law school students, scholarships valued at $10,000 to interns, and $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate students. The foundation has also stated that it has also awarded $25,000 to Fayetteville State University, a historically Black college in North Carolina.

George Floyd’s sister and founder of the George Floyd Memorial Foundation, Bridgett Floyd, has stated: “As the days, months and years go by, one thing is true: my brother George’s death truly changed the world and by offering support to these students, it will allow us to continue to bring hope to those in need.”


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