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The killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police this past spring has caused a great deal of unrest and sparked a call for change across the country. At his memorial service, Dr. Scott Hagan, President of North Central University in Minneapolis, challenged universities to create a scholarship in George Floyd's name. An alumna of the University of Michigan, Marchell Willian, was inspired by this challenge and made a donation to start the scholarship fund.
Gifts to this fund will support student scholarships to those who have demonstrated commitment to bettering their community through social justice. Through the grassroots campaign and more long term the scholarship fund, we hope to bring the Michigan community together in advancing racial justice in education. Preference will be given to those who have completed the Wolverine Pathways Program.
This campaign is designated for the continued support of this fund. Donations to this campaign will help increase the university’s ability to establish multiple scholarships and/or increase the amount of money awarded to recipients. On average the cost of books, personal, and miscellaneous items is $3,502.