Beyoncé’s now historic Coachella performance was inspired in large part by the homecoming celebration at Historic Black Colleges and Universities (also known as HBCU’s), so it makes sense that Beyoncé’s scholarship program has announced that it will award $25,000 to four historically black colleges and universities. The four schools in question are Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University. One lucky student will receive the scholarship money and no doubt go on to an amazing education courtesy of Queen Bey.
The scholarship was originally created last year — to celebrate the one year anniversary of her seminal album Lemonade and was originally meant to spotlight promising women at these colleges. This year, the scholarship is open to members of the HBCU’s regardless of gender. And, showcasing it after her Coachella performance, has given the scholarship the attention it needs as everyone is looking for an excuse to keep talking about Beyoncé.
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