In the wake of death, we always hope for the silver lining. The hope that the decedent's life will have been worth something more. The hope that their legacy will live on for generations to come. George Floyd died a horrible, public, death at the hands of Minneapolis police and, the city, better yet the world, hasn't been right since.
Recently, the North Central University, in Minneapolis, decided to honor Floyd in one of the most unusual, yet profound ways. They dedicated a scholarship in his honor.
On June 4, 2020, North Central University President Scott Hagan announced the creation of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship and challenged every university president in the United States of America to establish a George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund at their institutions.
In his remarks, Hagan said it is time “to invest like never before in a new generation of young black Americans, who are poised and ready to take leadership in our nation.”
The application process and criteria for students to apply for the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship are still in the planning stages and will be announced soon. The scholarship fund will contribute toward the educational promise of aspiring young black American leaders.
This, among other posthumous honors, is one of the greatest ways to make sure that a man, though imperfect, didn't just die for nothing.