Marion Technical College established the Education Equity Scholarship in 2021. Scholarship awards from this fund will be given with preference to an incoming student(s) from an underrepresented group who has demonstrated financial need and is in good academic standing.
Marion Tech has created this scholarship in memory of George Floyd and others who have passed away due to racial and social injustice. This scholarship is in response to the family of George Floyd requesting memorial scholarships be developed to honor his legacy.
MTC held discussions on how we could respond to this request and determined we would broaden our scholarship beyond George Floyd’s story and include all underrepresented student populations. This scholarship will support students who further the inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives of the college.