Less than 48 hours after putting on a show for the history books, acclaimed singer and Global Citizen Beyoncé wasn’t done changing the world.
She was just getting started.
Yesterday, “Queen Bey” announced a program to fund $100,000 worth of academic scholarships to help students attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) through her BEYGood Initiative.
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The Homecoming Scholars Award Program will be available to students at four HBCUs: Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University, and Bethune-Cookman University.
Students from various fields — including literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering — are invited to apply, according to a press release.
"We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities," Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations at Parkwood Entertainment, of which BeyGOOD is a part, 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."
This is not the first time Beyoncé has supported higher education in a big way. Last April, Beyoncé started the Formation Scholars program on the one year anniversary of the release of her award-winning album “Lemonade.”
The scholarship helped send four talented students to Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College — two of which are HBCUs.
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