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The Rushie Floyd "GENIUS" Fund


The Rushie Floyd "Genius" Scholarship Fund is designed to recognize, support, and empower individuals who have a strong passion for entrepreneurship and are pursuing their dreams of starting or expanding their own businesses.


The Rushie Flyd "GENIUS" Fund was established in tribute to Rushie T. Floyd from Port Arthur, Texas.  This scholarship commemorates a remarkable woman who was the mother of eight children, grandmother to 19, and great-grandmother to numerous others. Rushie dedicated herself to fostering greatness in her descendants through unwavering encouragement, firmly believing in their ability to achieve anything they set their minds to. She consistently conveyed to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that they possessed inherent genius, imparting a legacy of inspiration and belief in their limitless potential.


Scholarship Amount: The scholarship will provide a one-time award of $1,000 to the selected recipient. The funds can be used to cover tuition fees, textbooks, or other educational expenses.

Application Process:

  1. Interested students must complete the online application form on the scholarship's website, providing their personal and academic information.

  2. Applicants must submit an essay addressing the provided prompts.

  3. Applicants may be required to submit letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or community leaders who can speak to their leadership abilities.

  4. A selection committee will review the applications and essays to determine the most deserving candidate.

  5. The scholarship recipient will be notified by email or phone call, and the award will be disbursed directly to their college or university.

Deadline: The deadline for applications will be set for October 1st of each year. The scholarship recipient will be notified within 45 days.

  1. Applicants must show a passion for learning.

  2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

  3. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through involvement in community service, or leadership roles within their school or community

  4. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or community leaders who can speak to their leadership abilities.

  5. Applicants must provide an essay (500-750 words) describing their leadership experiences and how they plan to utilize their education to make a positive impact on society.

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