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New scholarship is established as George Floyd Social Justice Fund

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Cincinnati State Foundation is announcing a new scholarship, the George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship Fund, which will provide funding for Cincinnati State students who have demonstrated promising academic performance and a keen awareness of social justice issues.

Chief of Advancement Elliott Ruther said, "Cincinnati State is the most diverse higher education institution in the region, and key values of the College include contributing to a socially and economically equitable society, and striving to hear all voices."

"While the Social Justice Scholarship is named in honor of George Floyd, it is also inspired by Cincinnati State President Monica Posey's words about the importance of imparting hope to others 'as we seek to uplift ourselves and others to a higher level of justice and fairness.'"

Fund organizer Jennifer Davis-Bowman, an Academic Coach in Cincinnati State's TRiO Student Support Services and an adjunct faculty member in Humanities & Sciences, said the goal is to create an endowed scholarship, but some funds may be awarded before the full endowment amount ($10,000) is reached.

  • The scholarship will be open to all Cincinnati State students.
     
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic performance and awareness of social justice issues, as expressed in an essay that is part of the scholarship application.

To make a secure online donation to the scholarship fund go to https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/about/cstate-foundation/donate-online. Select "George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship" from the drop-down menu.

  • To donate by check, please make the check payable to “Cincinnati State Foundation” and note "George Floyd Fund" on the memo line. Mail the check to Cincinnati State Foundation, ATLC Room 352, 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223.

If you have questions about the scholarship fund, contact Jennifer Davis-Bowman (jennifer.davisbowman@cincinnatistate.edu) or Kim Taylor, Alumni and Development Affairs Manager (kim.taylor@cincinnatistate.edu).

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