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George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

The Concord University Foundation annouced a fully endowed scholarship established to honor the memory of George Floyd.

During the Floyd memoral service broadcast in January 2021, Concord University alumni Charles Hall '62 listened to the President of North Central University announce the insitution's new scholarship to honor Floyd.  As he challenged all universities to do the same, Hall decided Concord University should be among the first to join North Central.  He immediately emailed CU President Kendra Boggess offering to donate funds to establish the scholarship.

In his email to President Boggess, Hall wrote, "I was moved by the young president of the university, at the memorial service announcing their memorial scholarship for George and inspired when he challenged all unversities to do the same.  I had to be sure our university stepped to the forefront to meet the challenge.  It was so important that we act to lead the way."

Hall grew up in a diverse working-class community in Rand, West Virginia in a "family that abhors racism."  

"As a university, we educate future generations of citizens that we hope will graduate and dedicate their careers to bettering our communities, our state, and our nation.  Through this generous donation, Concord University will be able to support students who are called to make a difference in the lives of others, said President Boggess.
To qualify for
the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship,
students must:
  • have a 3.5 GPA
  • be a junior or senior
  • complete an application before April 15, 2021

Apply HERE