Fresh off her stellar Coachella performances which paid tribute to historically black colleges, Beyoncé just announced that she will be providing four new $25,000 scholarships to students from Historically Black Colleges or Universities via the Homecoming Scholars Award Program run by her BeyGOOD initiative. Earlier this month, she had announced that the scholarship program would provide one student from four schools — Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University, and Bethune-Cookman University — with $25,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Now, she has partnered with Google.org, who have matched the BeyGOOD initiative's $100,000. Together, they have added Texas Southern University, Fisk University, Grambling State University, and Morehouse College to the list.
Prior to the Homecoming Scholars Award Program, Beyoncé awarded scholarships to four women at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College via her Formation Scholars Program.
A press release about the Homecoming Scholars Award Program says,
"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."
Find out more about the program here.
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