Help underrepresented communities successfully complete their educational pursuits and better the overall campus culture.
Diversity & Inclusion continue to be both a priority and a challenge in today’s society. Aside from a legal and moral obligation, research shows a direct correlation between diversity and inclusion, innovation, engagement and successful business results.
In January 2020, the Lester Booker Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund for Diversity and Inclusion was established at Central Michigan University. This annual $2,500 scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student who demonstrates an active commitment to the participation of underrepresented communities in educational pursuits.
The vision and mission of the Lester Booker Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund for Diversity & Inclusion is to provide a platform for underrepresented communities to successfully complete their educational pursuits; while learning to respect, appreciate and value each individual at Central Michigan University and participate in bettering the overall campus culture.
For nearly 20 years, Lester Booker Jr. has been active in promoting diversity & inclusion initiatives for both CMU and the state of Michigan. He’s an accomplished marketing and communications leader with experience in sports administration, public relations, global philanthropy, multicultural and automotive sectors. Booker has accomplished much in his work with CMU, the NBA Detroit Pistons/WNBA Detroit Shock, Ford Motor Company Fund via Campbell Marketing and Communications and most recently General Motors.
Booker is requesting your support to ensure this scholarship is around for many decades to come!
“I want to see young people in America feel the spirit of the 1960s and find a way to get in the way. To find a way to get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble.”— John Lewis, Former United States Representative