Beyoncé Follows Up Beychella by Announcing $100,000 in Scholarships for HBCU Students

After delivering an epic performance celebrating the history, legacy and culture of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) at Coachella (aka Beychella), Beyoncé has announced a scholarship specifically for HBCU students through her BeyGOOD initiative.

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Serving as a follow up to her 2017 Formation Scholars Award, the Homecoming Scholars Award Program will provide a $25,000 scholarship to one student at each of the following HBCUs: Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman.

Unlike it’s predecessor, the scholarship is open to men and women. You must have a 3.5 GPA to apply and be studying one of the subsequent disciplines: literature, creative arts, African- American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science or engineering.

“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” states Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment which houses BeyGOOD. “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 is for the 2018-2019 academic year. All finalists and winners will be selected by the universities. Winners will be announced this summer.

Read the entire statement from BeyGOOD here.



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