Following a groundbreaking tribute to the HBCU experience during her 2018 Coachella set, Beyoncé’s BeyGood charity announced Monday it would be awarding $100K in scholarships to four historically black institutions.
One student from Florida’s Bethune-Cookman University, Tuskegee University in Alabama, Xavier University of Louisana and Ohio’s Wilberforce University will be awarded a $25K scholarship for any area of study for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA to qualify.
“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,” Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment said in a statement.
The scholarship was established in April 2017 to mark the one-year anniversary of Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade.
BeyGood is also aiming to have safe drinking water accessible to more than 366,000 women and children by 2020.
— BLACK GIRLS ROCK! (@BLACKGIRLSROCK) April 15, 2018