Texas College in Tyler is one of several religious colleges that will offer a scholarship to students at an eastern Missouri high school to honor Michael Brown, who graduated from the school days before he was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer.
Eleven scholarships were announced at Normandy High School. They will pay for four years’ tuition at colleges and universities operated by three black Methodist denominations.
According to the Associated Press, the scholarships will target students who want to go to college but might not have the chance.
Brown’s parents were sitting with church leaders when the scholarships were announced recently.
Their foundation, Michael Brown Chosen for Change, is partnering with the denominations to award scholarships to Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama; Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia; and Texas College in Tyler.