April 16, 2018
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella
Fresh off a dynamic performance at Coachella over the weekend, Beyoncé is awarding four $25,000 scholarships to one student at four Historically Black College and Universities, including Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Bethune-Cookman University and Tuskegee University.
According to her website, “the disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African- American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. All applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above. All finalists and winners will be selected by the universities. Winners will be announced this summer.”
Beyoncé announces the Homecoming Scholars Awards Program. 🎓 ______________ Today, Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces the four schools to receive the newly established Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Universities, Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman, are all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). HBCUs are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. On Saturday, April 14, Beyoncé made history at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by becoming the first Black woman to headline in the festival's 19-year run. The jubilant set, housed on a pyramid stage with 150-plus cast members, dutifully in-sync, was the first time the icon returned to her home, the stage, in over one year. The show, with its homage to excellence in education, was a celebration of the homecoming weekend experience, the highest display of college pride. 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. ____________________ The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019 will expand to all qualifying students at the four universities, regardless of gender. The disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African- American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. All applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above. All finalists and winners will be selected by the universities. Winners will be announced this summer. Visit beyonce.com for more info.
This is the second year Mrs. Carter has funded a scholarship, on the one year anniversary of Lemonade, she partnered with four colleges and universities across the country to launch the Formation Scholars program.
In related news, JAY-Z is also looking to send kids to college in conjunction with his Shawn Carter Foundation. The deadline is April 30th.
TELL US: What schools should Bey add to the list?