- Gianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd whose demise sparked lots of protests especially in the US has received a university scholarship
- Gianna would be given a place at the Texas Southern University if she is interested in pursuing her education there
- Texas Southern University announced it would give a full scholarship the day George Floyd was laid to rest and it has fulfilled that
The 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd who passed on when a white police officer knelt on his neck until he stopped breathing has received university scholarship.
In a post sighted by Legit.ng on the official Facebook page of the Texas Southern University, it was categorically stated that the university had decided to honour the memory of George Floyd with the gesture.
On the day George Floyd was laid to rest, Texas Southern University announced it would give a full scholarship to his daughter. "TSU's Board of Regents, with its foundation board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd's beloved daughter, Gianna," the statement said.
See post below:
The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, approved the fund to provide a full scholarship for 6-year-old Gianna.
TSU’s executive and academic staff are therefore poised to prepare a place for young Floyd on the condition that she wishes to attend the renowned university.
Edition.cnn.com reports that on the day George Floyd was laid to rest, Texas Southern University announced it would give a full scholarship to the 6-year-old and the follow-up post on TSU's official Facebook handle proves it has fully committed to that course.
In other news, the family of Floyd has expressed immense gratitude to Ghanaians under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the honour given to the 46-year-old black man.
The appreciation was given by the family at a funeral service held at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Ivy McGregor, a social impact leader read the resolution at the service in which it was said that “the family of George Floyd will like to acknowledge the message of solidarity resolution and virtual tribute from His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana".
Nigeria mourns George Floyd | Legit TV