Beyonce ‘Salutes the Legacy’ of HBCUs With The Homecoming Scholars Program
Beyoncé continues her philanthropic efforts—this time with the announcement of yet another scholarship program.
The Homecoming Scholars Program is another scholarship endeavor through her BeyGOOD organization and it focuses specifically on Historical Black Colleges and Universities. Last year, she announced the Formation Scholars Program.
If you somehow missed Bey's history-making Coachella performance over the weekend (she's the first black woman to ever headline the festival), she themed her live set after black college homecomings, complete with a live marching band and a proper salute to Greek life, so the scholarship announcement is especially fitting.
“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD (via Fader). “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.”
The scholarship will award one student selected from four different universities a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. This year's schools are: Louisiana's Xavier University, Ohio's Wilberforce University, Alabama's Tuskegee University, and Florida's Bethune-Cookman University.
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