If you were wondering how you could get on the waitlist for Beyoncé’s HBeyCU, here’s your chance… sort of.
Following her wig-snatching performance at
Coachella #Beychella this weekend, the BeyGOOD initiative announced that it will award $25,000 to one student from four selected HBCUs. That means four lucky students—one from Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University, and Bethune-Cookman University respectively—will receive 25 racks to aide them during the 2018-2019 year. We like to par-tayyy!
“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which is home to BeyGood, told The FADER. “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.”
This isn’t the first time Beyoncé’s funded students’ educations. Last April, BeyGOOD made waves with the Formation Scholars Program, a scholarship initiative that sought to “encourage and supports young women who are bold, creative, conscious, confident and unafraid to think outside the box.” Sadiya Ramos of Berklee College of Music, Avery Youngblood of Parsons School of Design, Maya Rogers of Howard University, and Bria Paige of Spelman College were the lucky recipients of the prestigious award for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Learn more about the Homecoming Scholars Program here.