Beyonce to Donate $100000 for Scholarship to HBCU Students

Beyonce's Coachella festival set was critically acclaimed, as Beyonce paid tribute to the marching bands, the dance troupes and step teams at historically black colleges.

The scholarships, funded through her BeyGood initiative, will be granted to one student from each of four schools for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to a BeyGood posting on Beyonce's website.

Through her BeyGOOD initiative, Beyoncé will give four $25,000 grants to Wilberforce, Tuskegee, Bethune-Cookman, and Xavier Universities. HBCUs are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community.

Beyoncé, indisputably one of the most influential entertainers of her generation, became the first African American woman to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival since its inception 19 years ago on April 14, 2018.

The second instalment of the program - previously known as the Formation Scholars Award - is now open to all genders.

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One victor from each school will be chosen, and he or she will receive their share of US$25,000 for study in the 2018-2019 academic year.

"We honour all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students", Ivy McGregor, who administers the singer's BeyGood foundation, said in a statement announcing the scholarship. This is the second scholarship program created by Beyoncé.

Beyonce launched the scholarships initiative in 2017.

Last year, the 36-year-old singer established a merit scholarship program to support young women. The disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African- American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. All applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above. The universities, which were established to educate black U.S. citizens before the 1964 civil rights act, will award the scholarships to the selected scholars this summer.

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