Beyonce rocked Coachella with an epic HBCU homecoming themed spectacle. And now she’s elevating the theme beyond the stage.
For, Queen Bey has announced today the launch of the Homecoming Scholars Award Program.
More on the amazing venture below…
The singer, via her BeyGOOD initiative, revealed the four schools to receive the newly established scholarship for the academic year 2018-2019.
The Universities are: Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman. All of which are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
HBCUs are institutions of higher education in the US that were created before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of principally serving the African-American community.
Per the announcement statement, one winner from each school will receive $25K for the 2018-2019 academic year for study in various fields.
The disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African- American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering.
As means of incentivising a high-standard of study all-round, every applicant must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above. All finalists and winners will be selected by the respective universities.
This marks the second time Bey has erected such a program, the first being The Formation Scholars Awards Program in April last year.
Kudos to Beyonce for continuing to make incredible contribution to the culture.
Despite being at the top of the Pop pack, she clearly understands that she has a platform, purpose, and penetration that stretches beyond music. She’s impacting real lives in such a commendable way.