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Beyonce Announces Homecoming Scholars Award Program

Published: Monday 16th Apr 2018 by Sam

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.

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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.

Endless respect.

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  1. Cinnamon Girl April 16, 2018

    Cool

  2. KillMonger Was Right (Tyler) April 16, 2018

    Awesome! Beyonce sang the Negro National Anthem between her two blackest songs Freedom and Formation. Her whole set is basically repping life at an HBCU (marching band / majorette dancers / frat and sorority stepping). And her thighs looking thicker than a Snickers. I love this version of Beyonce. Job well done

  3. BubblePopElectric April 16, 2018

    THIS is how you leverage your fame, net worth and power to positively impact marginalized communities. Kudos!

    • Keith April 16, 2018

      AMEN!!!!

  4. Keith April 16, 2018

    Now THIS makes me respect her. I know for a fact ahe has donated to HBCUs privately but im glad to see her making a public show of support for these institutions and their students.

  5. RealNegro April 16, 2018

    Job well done. HBCUs are essential to the black community. I’m glad that she isn’t just ripping off HBCU culture just to look cool and is investing in a very important cause. We need HBCUs!

  6. DanYiel Iman April 17, 2018

    That’s awesome I like how she does things without it being broadcasted for the world to be apart of it!!

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