- 16 Apr 18
Beyoncé has announced that for her second BeyGOOD scholars program, she will award four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with $25,000 grants. One student from each selected university - Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman - will be awarded $25,000 for the 2018-2019 year. To qualify, students must hold at least a 3.5 Grade Point Average.
Beyoncé launched her scholarship programme last year, writing on her website, "to add to the celebration of the one-year anniversary of LEMONADE,
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announces the establishment of Formation Scholars awards for the
2017-2018 academic year, to encourage and support young women who
are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident."
It continues, "Four scholarships will be awarded, one per college, to female incoming, current or graduate students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies."
This weekend, Beyoncé performed a critically acclaimed set - which paid tribute to marching bands and dance and step troupes at historically black colleges - at Coachella music festival.