In March 2017, St. Louis-based high school custodian, George Love, used money from his tax return and paychecks to give four hardworking students at Vashon High School $500 each ($2000 in total) in scholarship money. The scholarship money was raised privately by Mr. Love himself; not a penny was acquired through government assistance or fundraising.
Since then, Mr. Love and his Dorothy May Walker-Love Scholarship Fund has been featured on local TV news segments as well as the Steve Harvey show.
Our mission is simple: to increase school attendance rates, academic performance, and classroom engagement by motivating students with privately funded scholarships. Mr. Love wants to meet students where they’re at and show them that if they invest in themselves, others will invest in them too. With the help of generous donors, we can improve the outcomes of many more disadvantaged St. Louis high school students.