The George Floyd Fellowship for Social Change directly supports the advancement of Black American students.
The purpose of the George Floyd Fellowship is to directly support the advancement and development of the Black/African-American community in the United States whose populations reflect the social, political and economic barriers creating the conditions leading to the police involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN on May 25, 2020. Students participating in the fellowship will work towards improving the collective experience of these marginalized communities by focusing on and advancing the work of racial justice, social justice and equity within the academic and/or pedagogical framework.
This year’s George Floyd Fellowship is supported in part by Kris Johnson ‘73, Rob Johnson and the Krisbin Foundation, who established the Johnson Family Opportunity Fund in 2014 to promote equity and access to career-enhancing opportunities for students with high financial need, especially those who are first generation college students. Since 2014, over 530 students with high financial need have been awarded over $800,000 to support internships and other career-related experiences, and nearly 100 students have participated in the Pathways Leadership and Career Program for sophomores, all through the support of the Johnson Family Opportunity Fund.