And There’s More: Beyoncé Announces Additional $100K Scholarship To Four More HBCUs

by Krystal Franklin

April 23, 2018

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella

Just last week, following a historic performance at Coachella, Beyoncé, announced a $100K scholarship to four HBCUs. Immediately after closing out the second week of the popular California music festival yesterday, the 36-year-old added Grambling State University, Fisk University (her father Mathew Knowles‘ alma mater), Morehouse College and Texas Southern 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.” Google also announced they were matching the singer’s previous $100K.

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 30.

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