The program will target girls interested in science, technology, education
Steph collaborated with Morrison for the design of his latest sneaker, the Curry 6 United We Win, released on International Women’s Day. The profits from the shoe will help fund the scholarship program.
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Statistics show that there are low numbers of women in the scientific research industry. According to Catalyst.org, “Women accounted for less than a third (28.8%) of those employed in scientific research and development (R&D) across the world in 2014.”
The Golden State Warrior point guard previously addressed the issue of gender inequality in a personal essay for The Players’ Tribune in August 2018.
According to the foundation, the money will be paid over two years and the criteria for the allowance includes maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA and taking two or more STEM-related courses each semester.
The first recipient of the $30,000 scholarship is Vivian Wu, a senior at Oakland Tech with a 4.2 GPA and more than 300 hours of community service on her resume.
“Just a reminder that one small gesture can lead to something truly special!” Steph posted on Instagram. “From a handwritten note to a $30k scholarship for Vivian Wu to pursue higher education in STEM. Riley Morrison changed the game.”
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