George Floyd Scholarship for Social Change

About the scholarship

During George Floyd’s memorial service June 4, 2020, the president at North Central University in Minneapolis announced a new scholarship in Floyd’s name and called on universities across the nation to do the same.

Binghamton University rose to the challenge. 

The endowed George Floyd Scholarship for Social Change is awarded to historically economically disadvantaged, underrepresented minorities. Black/African-American students are strongly encouraged to apply.

The selected students receive a minimum of $5,000 per year, for up to three years. Recipients must meet the following scholarship criteria:

  • Full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate student in good academic standing at the time of the application. Recipients must maintain full-time status and good academic standing to continue receiving the scholarship each year.
  • Demonstrated activity and/or achievements related to social change, restorative justice or racial equality. The student will provide this information in an essay as part of the scholarship application.
  • Financial need and/or academic merit may be used as secondary criteria.

2023-24 recipients:

Adebola Abbey-Peter
Hunter Akins
Fitzgerald Alcindor
Tonique Blair
Shanaiya Brown
Christopher Dennison
Jibellys Javalera Mendez
Alexandra Morgan

2022-23 recipients:

Adebola Abbey-Peter
Shanaiya Brown
Christopher Dennison
Grace Ann Henderson
Marielle Joseph
Alexandra Morgan
Patrick Saint Ange

2021-22 recipients:

Kayla Elder '22
Claudian Francis '22 
Marielle Joseph '23
Celine Lodge '22
Anita Oduro '22 
Jelani Pusey '22
Patrick Saint Ange '23

Learn more about the 2020-21 inaugural recipients.

Thank you for your support!

The Binghamton University Foundation board of directors, in partnership with President Stenger, designated $1.5 million to establish the scholarship endowment.

The Division of Advancement is leading an effort to expand the scope of the scholarship by seeking support from alumni and friends. Join us in making a difference. Make your gift today.