Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Texas Southern University offers George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter a full scholarship

On the day George Floyd was laid to rest, Texas Southern University announced it would give a full scholarship to the 6-year-old whose father's death in custody has spurred global demands for an end to police brutality.

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 university announced in a social media post.

"TSU's executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the University."

Floyd's funeral took place Tuesday in Houston. His family was joined by relatives of other black people who lost their lives at the hands of police.

"My daddy changed the world," Gianna says in a video posted last week by Floyd's close friend, NBA player Stephen Jackson. "Daddy changed the world."