Queen Bey Awards $100,000 in Scholarship Funds to 4 HBCU Universities

Bey came to slay at Coachella this year, but she didn’t stop when she left the stage. Beyoncé announced Monday that Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman universities will each receive a $25,000 scholarship from her charity for the 2018-2019 academic year.

All four schools are on the Historically Black Colleges and Universities list, higher-education institutions in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intent to serve primarily the African-American community.

The new scholarships are part of the Homecoming Scholars Award Program organized by Beyoncé’s philanthropic initiative, BeyGOOD.

Students interested in studying literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science or engineering are eligible to apply.

“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD, said in a statement. “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 is the second time Queen Bey has bestowed scholarship money to U.S. universities. In 2017, BeyGOOD’s Formation Scholars program awarded a total of four scholarships to female students at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.   

Details and application deadlines for this year’s scholarship program will be available through the colleges, so contact the financial assistance office at Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee or Bethune-Cookman for details.

If your school or major isn’t part of the Homecoming Scholars Award initiative, check out our massive list of 100 college scholarships for more opportunities.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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