Students at an eastern Missouri high school will be offered scholarships to three historically black colleges in honor of Michael Brown, who graduated from the high school just days before he was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer.
The 11 scholarships will cover four years’ tuition at three schools operated by black Methodist denominations, which wanted to do something to show students that the religious community was concerned about their futures, said the Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore.
The 18-year-old youth, who was black, was unarmed when he was shot and killed Aug. 9 by a white police officer, prompting nationwide protests.
A version of this article appeared in the January 21, 2015 edition of Education Week as Scholarships to Be Offered To Honor Slain Teenager