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The Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells Scholarship

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In memory of Dominique Rem’mie Fells, Jefferson is establishing the first scholarship for transgender/gender nonconforming BIPOC students at the university. Rem’mie touched the lives of a group of OT students when she collaborated with them on several projects at the Morris Home community. In June of 2020 she was murdered in a senseless act of violence—something that happens to trans women of color all too frequently. She was 27 years old.

Jefferson is raising funds to create an endowed scholarship in her honor, with a goal of raising $50,000. Endowments are like a “forever savings account” which is invested and steadily grows. We spend only the income the endowment produces, leaving the core investment intact. The result is a scholarship fund that lasts FOREVER. Every year the scholarship award gets a little bigger as the endowment grows, and as new gifts are received. Endowed Scholarships are the gold standard for academic institutions, and that’s exactly what we want for the Dominique Rem’mie Fells Scholarship Fund.