Thank you to everyone who made our goal of establishing an endowed scholarship in memory of Jayquon a reality. We reached beyond $10,000 and are still growing! Our work to build his fund will continue and you can still make a gift by visiting this link.

Jayquon Tillman Memorial Scholarship #DoItForJay

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Project ended on June 30, at 11:55 PM EDT
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Jayquon Tillman Memorial Scholarship #DoItForJay

On May 6, 2017 the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) community and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity tragically lost one of their most promising students, Jayquon “Jay” Tillman. At 18-years-old, Jay, who was already a Junior at EMU, had dreams of becoming a history teacher and later an attorney. Described as a "natural leader" by his professors and friends, Jay aspired to work with underprivileged families with the hopes of using mentorship, community involvement, and proper legal support to keep children out of prisons and reducing the school-to-prison pipeline. 


To honor Jay's memory, the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has established an endowed scholarship for EMU students from under-served communities with freshman or sophomore status, a 3.0 GPA, and financial need. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000 by June 30, 2018 to fully endow the fund. 


Please join us in honoring Jay's ambition, great character, and spirit by making a gift to his scholarship fund.

Together we can #DoItForJay




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