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George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Created at BSU

Like many across the country and around the world, Betty Fulton Novotney '79 and her daughters were deeply saddened by the stories relating generations of pain and fear experienced by communities of color which have surfaced in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

"I did not realize these stories existed," Novotney said. "During his memorial service in Minneapolis, North Central College President Scott Hagan challenged every college and university in America to establish a scholarship in Mr. Floyd's memory. That challenge became my inspiration to explore the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship at Bemidji State University."

The approximately $1,000 scholarship will be made available to one student of color at BSU each year. Those interested in helping grow the scholarship fund can make a gift here

Watch Betty's interview with Lakeland Public Television below.