Beyoncé donates $100G in scholarships to four HBCUs
Beyoncé is the gift that keeps on giving.
The “Lemonade” singer announced Monday that she would be donating $100,000 to historically black colleges and universities.
One student from each HBCU — Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University — will receive a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year.
“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD, said in a statement.
“We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students.”
To qualify, students must have a 3.5 GPA in programs including literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering.
The announcement comes just days after Beyoncé stunned the Coachella crowd Saturday night with an electric headline performance that featured a step show and marching band and honored HBCUs.
Last year, she announced the Formation Scholars awards, which aim to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”