I am now challenging every university president in the United States to establish your own George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund. – Dr. Scott Hagen at George Floyd's Memorial Service, June 4, 2020.
George Floyd Memorial Scholarship at LeMoyne-Owen College
In response to the charge given by Dr. Scott Hagen, President of North Central University, LeMoyne-Owen College has created the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund. George Floyd is just one example of the many injustices the black community faces each day. We must think of racism as an infectious disease; silence leaves the illness untreated. When it is not confronted it spreads and destroys the health and well-being of our communities and nation.
Every day at LeMoyne-Owen College we strive to build within our students the capacity for leadership, so that our students view themselves as competent, caring contributors to a more equal and just world. This memorial scholarship fund will support students who are interested in community leadership, criminal justice and social reform and launch the next generation of urban leaders who will address racial and social injustice and inequality within our communities.