U.S University offers George Floyd’s daughter full scholarship

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An American university has allocated funds to provide George Floyd’s daughter a full scholarship.

While Gianna is only six years old, she has been blessed with the opportunity to go to Texas Southern University for free if she chooses.

A statement on the university’s website says: “The Board of Regents of Texas Southern University (TSU) honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest. Mr. Floyd was a lifelong citizen of the Third Ward and a revered graduate of Jack Yates High School.

“The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna. TSU’s executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the University.”

Albert H. Myres, chair of the Board of Regents, said while a scholarship won’t bring back her dad, it will help ease ‘her journey through life’.

Roxie Washington holds Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd as they attend the funeral service for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Houston

If the girl doesn’t want to go to Texas Southern then she still has a pretty decent option up her sleeve.

apper Kanye West has dedicated $2 million to a fund to help Gianna Floyd and the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor – two African American people killed recently in the US.

A representative for West told news channel CNN that the generous donation will also help Black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago (and other cities) that are in crisis.

FILE – This Nov. 17, 2019 file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. West has donated $2 million dollars to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. A representative for the rapper confirmed that some of the money donated would fully cover college tuition costs for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. Floyd died last month after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air

West’s spokesperson said that West has established a 529 education plan – a tax-advantaged investment vehicle in the States designed to encourage saving for future higher education expenses – that will fully cover tuition expenses for Gianna Floyd.

George Floyd died while in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May. His death has sparked outrage the world over, with protests taking place across the United States and beyond.

Police officer Derek Chauvin applied pressure with his leg to Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. He was later charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death, although it has now been confirmed that the charges will be elevated to second-degree murder.

Source : ladbible.