Bey­once gives $100,000 to 4 his­tor­i­cally black schools

The Philippine Star - - WORLD NEWS -

NEW YORK (AP) — Bey­once paid trib­ute to his­tor­i­cally black col­leges dur­ing her ground­break­ing Coachella per­for­mance, and now the singer is do­nat­ing $100,000 to four black uni­ver­si­ties.

The su­per­star singer an­nounced Mon­day the Home­com­ing Schol­ars Award Pro­gram for the 2018-2019 aca­demic year through her BeyGOOD ini­tia­tive. She plans to give $25,000 each 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 Bey­once 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, sup­port­ing cre­ative and bold young women, in cel­e­bra­tion of the one-year an­niver­sary of her “Lemon­ade” al­bum.


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