Buffalo State College has established the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship to lift up future African American leaders who support racial justice and equity efforts in their communities.
The endowed scholarship aims to provide one incoming first-year student a $10,000 scholarship that will be renewable over four years.
The Buffalo State College Foundation Board of Directors has designated $250,000 to establish the endowment, however is also calling on community partners to also rise to the challenge and join Buffalo State in supporting and sustaining this important initiative.
The college, along with a group of alumni and community volunteers, will immediately begin a campaign to grow the endowed scholarship toward a goal of $1 million.
The community can join Buffalo State in this endeavor by making a donation online or by phone at 1-833 Give BSC (833-448-3272).
“As a college community, we continue to grieve with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others whose lives have been taken unjustly.
We are deeply saddened by the circumstances that led to the scholarships creation, but we wholeheartedly support President Hagan’s suggestion and hope the community will contribute so that we can work together to break the cycle of injustice, and inspire young black leaders in our community.”
Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner
“Now, more than ever, is the time to support racial equity and the fight for social justice.
I encourage the community to contribute to this fund so that we can support our future leaders being formed right here on Buffalo State’s campus.”
Buffalo State College Council Chairman Linda Dobmeier, ’71
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