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JAY-Z‘s Shawn Carter Foundation is accepting applications from students in high school and college, including trade school, now through April 30. The  21-time Grammy winner and his mom, co-founder Gloria Carter, have been instrumental in providing scholarships for “individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at post secondary institutions.”

According to the site, since 2003 “over $4MM have supported initiatives to empower youth and communities in need through the Foundation’s programs: Scholarship Fund, College Prep and Exposure, International Exposure, Professional Development, Scholar Support and Community & Goodwill Programs.”

The 48-year-old has been in the press over the last few weeks for his rumored app with Diddy that promises to bring awareness to black owned business in any given state, another forray into the tech world with Promise, an app he hopes will improve the criminal justice system and most recently the six-part docuseries of Trayvon Martin, in which he serves as executive producer.

Say what you will about the Roc Nation head honcho or his family, but JAY is clearing putting his money where his mouth is.

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