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George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund Information and FAQ

The OHIO Division of Diversity and Inclusion invites current students to apply for the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund. The selection committee will accept applications until Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 5 pm

The George Floyd Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to current students who demonstrate leadership through multicultural student organizations and diversity-based initiatives at Ohio University.

The scholarship application is currently closed.


The George Floyd Memorial Scholarship was established by Ohio University and The Ohio University Foundation in response to a call from the President of North Central University, Scott Hagan, for universities to create a scholarship in honor of George Floyd and the racial justice movement his death symbolizes. To date, more than a dozen U.S. colleges and universities have established a scholarship in honor of Mr. Floyd, including Alabama State University, Mary Washington University, and SUNY Buffalo State College. 

This scholarship is administered by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion in hopes of showing Ohio University’s commitment to inclusion and diversity while supporting our fellow African American students, faculty, alumni, community, and our nation as we collectively mourn the loss of Black lives and acknowledge the extensive injustices perpetrated against people of color.