It is officially Ahmaud Arbery Day in the state of Georgia.
February 23, 2022, marks the second anniversary of his death and the Ahmaud Arbery Foundation is awarding six graduating seniors with a $3,000 scholarship in his honor.
Ahmaud’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, announced the scholarships saying:
We believe in helping to create opportunities for young Black men to further their education, to start a business, to simply build a life…something Ahmaud did not have a chance to do.
This morning, I am very excited to announce that the Ahmaud Arbery Foundation will provide higher education scholarship opportunities to the seniors of Brunswick High School, which is the high school Ahmaud graduated from in the year of 2012.
Watch her full announcement below.
On Tuesday, February 22, the men responsible for Ahmaud’s death were found guilty on all charges in the federal hate crime trial.
During the state trial, Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan were sentenced to life in prison.
Source: ABC News