St. Louis-area teens are getting Michael Brown college scholarships

St. Louis-area teens are getting Michael Brown college scholarships

Black churches are funding full-tuition scholarships in Michael Brown’s name for teenagers at a St. Louis-area high school, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

“The way we deal with this situation is we breathe life into you,” said George T. French, president of Miles College in Birmingham, Ala., which is offering two of the scholarships. “We believe in you, Normandy High School seniors.” …

One by one, church leaders explained the details. The scholarships would cover four years’ tuition at colleges and universities operated by each of the three African-American Methodist denominations: African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion and Christian Methodist Episcopal. And the scholarships would target not necessarily the top students, but those who want to go to college and wouldn’t otherwise have the chance.

The Brown family is involved:

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