A prominent African American fraternity is lending its support to The Trayvon Martin Foundation with a monetary donation to its scholarship fund, The West Side Gazette reports.
Alpha Phi Alpha collaborated with Boyland Auto Group, LLC, Invictus Law Group, P.L and Boyz-4-Lyfe to donate $50,000 to the Foundation. The scholarship money will be used to create four college scholarships to deserving students.
The scholarship reportedly will provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Recipients of the scholarship will be four graduating seniors from Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School, the school Martin attended.
Trayvon Martin was only 17 when he was tracked down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman after being deemed suspicious. He was later shot and killed after a confrontation with Zimmerman. He was unarmed.
Zimmerman was arrested and charged with murder 42 days after the Feb. 26 killing.
Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal sparked nationwide protests on allegations of racial bias in the criminal justice system.
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