MADISON (WKOW) - Madison College plans to offer a new scholarship to support the black community and racial equity.
The technical college is in the process of establishing the 'George Floyd Memorial Scholarship.' Madison College President Dr. Jack Daniels says it will be available to black students who are 25-years-old or older.
"As we look at our unemployment and underemployment, it really affects those individuals who are 25 years and above, especially in the African American community," said Daniels.
Daniels says the scholarship is meant to honor George Floyd, while providing opportunities to the black community.
"His death really has prompted many things to occur that will force us to address issues of racism and racial equity," Daniels said. "
"Often times our students, especially at the technical college level and community college level, are working jobs, two jobs, three jobs, many of them or underemployed. And the scholarship provides that type of support and assistance where they can actual start to attend college and get the type of skills necessary so they can have family living wages in their jobs."
Daniels started the scholarship fund with a personal contribution. Others wishing to donate can go to Madison College Foundation's website, or send a check directly to the foundation.