STAR Scholarship honoring Birdell Beeks

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Ms. Birdell Beeks

You believed in our dreams, shared your love, cheered us on and made all of us feel like “STARS” we honor you by sharing your legacy through giving.

Application Scholarships will be available Fall 2020

Congratulations 2019 Scholarship Recipient


Ms. Ne’Asha Griffin, Bethune Cookman University Major: Psychology Minor: Business

Ms. Griffen’s goal is to become a Psychologist/Social Worker/Advocate to children whom have experienced trauma Ne’Asha Griffin, graduates from Fair School Downtown in Minneapolis Minnesota in 2018. She is currently a sophomore at Bethune Cookman University studying a major in psychology with a minor in business. 

Nene, as she is more affectionately known by family and friends, suffer a trauma like no other at the age of 16 years old. She witness the brutal death of her Grandmother who who was an innocent bystander shot and killed in north Minneapolis. Nene always had a passion for working with children, that experience caused her to want to advocate for children because while she experienced that she didn’t see enough of that for children, for herself at the time.  

Though she experienced such a tragedy she picked herself up graduated and moved many miles away from family and friends to begin a new beginning. She is smart, wise and will be the best advocate for children whose experienced trauma because she has experienced it herself.  Ne’Asha will graduate from Bethune Cookman in 2022. 

The STG Team is proud to announce the Guns Down Books Up Scholarship in honor of Birdell Beeks and her love and commitment to the north Minneapolis Community. Ms. Beeks was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt that was innocently killed by gun violence in north Minneapolis on May 26, 2016. North Minneapolis has been plagued with gun violence over the past several years. This Guns Down Books Up $500 Scholarship will be provided to one high school student and one college student. The STG team hopes that this scholarship will encourage students to choose education over violence.

STG Scholarships 2020 Application Available September 1st, 2020

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