Equal Protection Project v. North Central University – Minnesota (George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Open Only to Black Students Challenged)

Case Particulars


U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Date Filed

March 25, 2024

Docket No.


Case Status

OCR Complaint Filed

Case Overview

EPP filed a Civil Rights Complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against North Central University (NCU) in Minneapolis, regarding the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship, which is open only to black students and provides a four year-full tuition scholarship.


Students who do not meet the prerequisite racial categories – for example, students who identify as white, Hispanic or Asian – are automatically ineligible for the scholarship.


EPP is the Complainant and the Complaint is being investigated by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.


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