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Beyoncé Is Funding 4 Scholarships to Historically Black Universities and Colleges

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. 

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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."

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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.” 

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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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