Floyd memorial fund awards over $50K in scholarships

A fund created to honor and remember George Floyd has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since its creation.

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation said Monday that it has given scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to 15 law school students, $10,000 to interns and $2,500 to undergraduate students, as well as $25,000 to Fayetteville State University, a historically Black college in North Carolina.

"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," the foundation’s executive director Jacari Harris said in a statement.

"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," Floyd’s sister, Bridgett, added.

The foundation was created in August 2020 and works to raise awareness of racial injustices and police brutality. It is based in Fayetteville, N.C.