Following a historic performance at Coachella, Beyoncé announced that four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU’s) will benefit from a new scholarship program through her BeyGOOD charity.
According to Rolling Stone, the “Homecoming Scholars Award” will give $25,000 to one student from Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University, and Bethune-Cookman University for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations for Parkwood Entertainment which houses BeyGOOD, said the program recognizes, “the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” and added “we honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students.”
Last year, Beyoncé created the Formation Scholarship program which awarded $25,000 to four women college students studying arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.
Read more at Rolling Stone