The Steph & Ayesha Curry Foundation Launched A Stem Scholarship Program For Girls

March 11, 2019  |  

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Model citizens Steph & Ayesha Curry have once again proven they are a couple for the culture.

The championship basketball star and his chef wife launched a new scholarship fund to benefit girls in the Bay Area interested in STEM.

The scholarship fund was inspired by a 9-year-old girl named Riley Morrison, who bravely asked Steph why girl’s shoes weren’t included in his Under Armour shoe line.

*Swoon* feminist wisdom from the mouth of babes.

Her inquiry prompted Curry to let Riley co-design a pair of sneakers that were a revamped rendition of his Curry 6 basketball sneaks. A tweet from the  Curry Foundation revealed that the Warrior’s star was not, “comfortable profiting off Riley’s shoe design, so he went to Under Armour and turned it into a scholarship that will impact girls for years to come.”

The scholarship, which will be awarded annually, will be given to one, “college-bound female student from the Bay Area who has shown an aptitude for overcoming adversity, catalyzing change within her community and demonstrating excellence in a STEM-related field of study,” Vibe reports.

The thirty grand will be paid out over two years. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain eligible.

The message from the foundation reads:

Inspired by a nine-year-old Riley Morrision, who had the courage to speak out against gender inequality, the Stephen & Ayesha Curry Family Foundation is funding an annual scholarship that’s given to a college-bound female student from the Bay Area who has shown an aptitude for overcoming adversity, catalyzing change within her community and demonstrating excellence in a STREM- related field of study.”

 

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