Beyoncé Donates $100,000 to "Homecoming Scholars" Program at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Published Apr 16, 2018Beyoncé wowed with her headlining performance at Coachella on Saturday night (April 14), and she's keeping the set's collegiate theme going with a brand new scholarship investment.
As part of her BeyGOOD initiative, the singer has put $100,000 USD towards four Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States for the 2018-2019 academic year.
One winner from each Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman will receive $25,000 USD for their studies across various fields.
"We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities," director of philanthropy and corporate relations at Parkwood Entertainment (home to BeyGOOD), Ivy McGregor, said in a statement. "We honour all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students."
Beyoncé's Coachella set was largely inspired by HCBUs, featuring a massive marching band, majorettes and a drumline, as well as costumes decked out with the singer's Greek-style initials.
This year's scholarship contributions follow 2017's "Formation Scholars" program, which awarded scholarships to four female students studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies.