On Tuesday, June 9, George Floyd was laid to rest in Huston, Texas after he was murdered as a result of police brutality. The same day his daughter Gianna, age 9 got a full-ride scholarship from Texas State University when she is of college-age.
George Floyd was a long time citizen of the Third Ward community and grew up in Texas. Giving Gianna this full-ride scholarship will ever replace her father, but hopefully will make her future easier.
What Does TSU Say
The chair of the TSU board of regents, Albert H. Myres attended the funeral and later made a public announcement on the TSU Facebook page.
“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.”
“We know the value of an education in the pursuit of solutions and generational progress,” he said in a statement. “We look forward to embracing her into the TSU family.”
Floyd’s family is grateful for all that people do for them, and the never-ending support they receive. Gianna did not mention TSU directly but said that she is grateful for all of the support. She also said she has only happy memories of her time with her dad.
Kanye West Also Helping Gianna
Kanye West launched a college fund for Gianna, he set up a 529 college savings fund to cover tuition for Gianna Floyd.
Kanye West also donated $2 million to the families and legal teams supporting Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.
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