Texas Southern University has announced on Tuesday night, the day George Floyd was laid to rest in his hometown of Houston that it would give a full scholarship to George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd when she’s college-age.
George Floyd, 46, died on May 25 after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. His death has sparked worldwide protests and calls for racial justice.
‘The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna. TSU’s executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the University.’
TSU said on the school’s Facebook page: ‘The Board of Regents of Texas Southern University (TSU) honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest. Mr. Floyd was a lifelong citizen of the Third Ward and a revered graduate of Jack Yates High School.
George Floyd was born in North Carolina and grew up in Houston, where he graduated from Jack Yates High School in the shadow of TSU. Floyd later moved to Minneapolis, where he died on May 25 while detained by police.
The school also issued a resolution for Floyd’s family. It acknowledges Floyd’s life and commemorates the impact he made on his community.
It comes after Kanye West offered to set up a college fund for the little girl who said last week “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.”