Beyoncé Donates $100,000 to Historically Black Colleges
Beyoncé paid tribute to historically black colleges during her acclaimed Coachella performance, and now the superstar is donating $100,000 to four black universities through her charitable BeyGOOD foundation.
On Monday (April 16), ‘Yoncé announced the inaugural recipients of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program. Donations will go to students from Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Wilberforce University. One student from each school will receive $25,000 towards their 2018-2019 school year.
“The [Coachella] show, with its homage to excellence in education, was a celebration of the homecoming weekend experience, the highest display of college pride,” reads a statement from BeyGOOD. “The energy-filled production put the spotlight on art and culture, mixing the ancient and the modern, which resonated masterfully through the marching band, performance art, choir and dance. It was the impetus to mark her second scholarship program.”
Each student will be required to maintain a 3.5 GPA. Their disciplines of study can include literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science, and engineering. This award will be available to students of any gender.
Last year, Queen Bey launched her Formation Scholars program. She donated money to female students from Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.