Thursday, May 26, 2005

St. Paul Pioneer Press | 05/26/2005 | A learner's legacy

St. Paul Pioneer Press | 05/26/2005 | A learner's legacy: " learner's legacy

For 30 years, Vianne Griffin's family has been awarding scholarships to black graduates.


Pioneer Press

When Linda Garrett hands out scholarships tonight at Central High School in honor of her late sister, she won't make a big deal about the milestone.
She might mention that it is the 30th year the Vianne L. Griffin Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Central seniors, but she won't dwell on it.
Graduating seniors aren't focused on the past, she says, and it often takes years for the significance of the scholarship � thought to be the oldest philanthropic fund established by African-Americans in the state � to sink in."

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