Beyoncé to donate $100000 for scholarships at black colleges

Rosalie Gross
April 17, 2018

Lawson added that her oldest daughter, who at one point during her performance was joined by younger sister Solange, hoped the show would increase curiosity about Black culture.

Beyoncé will provide $25,000 scholarships to four students at historically black colleges and universities. The Universities, Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman, are all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The more than 100 historically shameful US schools and colleges were based before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when white-dominated associations of high education and learning could bar African American pupils.

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Bey has used her platform to showcase underrepresented pockets of black culture before, from her Superbowl performance to her countless allusions in the short film version of Lemonade.

Beyoncés performance at the Coachella festival in the Southern California desert on Saturday was billed as a homage to education and black American culture, featuring a marching band, performance art, choir and dance. The disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African- American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. It was the impetus to mark her second scholarship program. All applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher and winners will be selected by the four universities.

But the singer was in for a surprise herself.

One victor from each school will receive $25K for the 2018-2019 academic year for study in various fields. The superstar was due to perform previous year but had to postpone because she was pregnant with her twins, Sir and Rumi.

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