SCC establishes George Floyd Scholarship

Southeast Community College has formed a scholarship in honor of George Floyd, the man killed while in custody of Minneapolis police officers last month. 
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Southeast Community College has formed a scholarship in honor of George Floyd, the man killed while in custody of Minneapolis police officers last month.

The scholarship comes after a donation of $10,000, the college said in a news release sent out Tuesday. The donor, a longtime SCC instructor, wishes to remain anonymous.

“I think that the Black Lives Matter movement might be the most significant social justice movement since the civil rights movement of the 60s, and I didn’t want to stand on the sidelines,” the donor was quoted as saying in the release.

In order to qualify, students must be enrolled part-time or full-time in an associate degree program at any of the three campuses in Beatrice, Lincoln or Milford. They must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, be a minority student and qualify for financial aid. Special consideration will be given to African-American students.

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