George Floyd Scholarship Supports Leadership, Social Change

photos of Junior Alana Chappelle, senior Emil Cortorreal, junior Nia Gethers, junior Aizhane Glenn, senior Desmond Knowles and senior Stephanie Zavala

As a community that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion and promotes empathy, Mitchell College awarded six of its students the George Floyd Scholarship $2,500 each for the 2021-22 academic year, recognizing their leadership ability and desire to effect social change. Recipients include junior Alana Chappelle, senior Emil Cortorreal, junior Nia Gethers, junior Aizhane Glenn, senior Desmond Knowles and senior Stephanie Zavala.

Scholarship Recipients Pictured Above (top, left to right): Junior Alana Chappelle, senior Emil Cortorreal, junior Nia Gethers; (bottom, left to right): junior Aizhane Glenn, senior Desmond Knowles and senior Stephanie Zavala

Nominated by Mitchell faculty in the Human Services core for their positive contributions in the classroom, the six student recipients model Mitchell’s values by their desire to support, serve, protect and help others to build stronger communities and effect social change.
 
The scholarship was established in 2020 in memory of George Floyd – who died during an arrest by Minneapolis police, sparking protests in this nation and around the world – and provides financial support to junior or senior students of color in the Human Services core. With the continued support of Trustees Peggy Flood and Luci Arango, the scholarship expanded from four students in its first year to six students this year.

“Mitchell College celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion and promotes empathy. The George Floyd Scholarship aligns with these values, awarding these students for contributing to this culture on campus and aspiring to connect with their communities in an impactful way in their lives after college,” said Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, Mitchell College president.

To extend the reach of the George Floyd Scholarship by making a gift, please contact Jocelyn Bromley, bromley_j@mitchell.edu, or to explore other ways to support the college, visit our Giving page at Mitchell.edu/Giving.