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.”