Texas Southern Offers George Floyd’s Daughter a Full Scholarship


Texas Southern University has offered George Floyd's daughter Gianna a full scholarship if she chooses to attend the university. 

Her father George was a citizen of the Third Ward and even graduated from Jack Yates High School which is close by the university.

Gerald Smith, the chairman of the TSU Foundation said, "The TSU Foundation is proud to provide this privately-funded scholarship to Ms. Floyd." 

“This Board is committed to education and understands that a college degree is one of many powerful steps toward a productive and successful life,” Chairman Albert Myres said in a statement. “We know that this gesture cannot take the place of her dad’s loving presence, but we hope that it will contribute to easing her journey through life.”

Gianna's father George died May 18 in Minneapolis after a video shows him gasping for air as an officer holds his knee on his neck. His death has sparked protests across the world for racial justice. 

Gianna is now with her mother Roxie Washington.

“I wanted everybody to know that this is what those officers took from me,” Washington said during a press conference earlier this month, with her daughter by her side. “At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father.

“He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle," she said. "If there's a problem she's having and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore.

Last week, Gianna appeared on Good Morning America. You can watch her interview below:

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