QUEEN B UNIVERSITY PLEDGE
BEYONCE paid tribute to historically black colleges during her groundbreaking Coachella performance this week, and is now donating $US100,000 ($128,700) to four black universities.
The singer announced the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 201819 academic year through her BeyGOOD initiative. She will give $US25,000 to Tuskegee University, BethuneCookman University, Xavier University of Louisiana and Wilberforce University.
One student from each school will receive the scholarship money.
Beyonce’s Coachella festival set was critically acclaimed, as she paid tribute to the marching bands, the dance troupes and step teams at historically black colleges.
Last year, the singer launched the Formation Scholars Awards Program for young women.