Beyonc, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announced a partnership with Google.org to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program.
Google.org, the charitable arm of the tech giant, has matched the $100,000 grant Beyonc announced last week. This will enable four additional HBCUs to receive $25,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The schools that were chosen are Texas Southern University, located in Beyonces home city, Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, her fathers, Mathew Knowles, alma mater, Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
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“Partnering with organizations like Google.org in support of HBCUs is our way of elevating cultural touchstones that paint a clear picture of excellence and opportunity through diverse education,” states Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD. “We challenge other businesses across the country to join us in this commitment to higher education and investment in the future.
A total of eight schools will receive the awards, including the previously-announced schools: Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University in Ohio, Tuskegee University in Alabama and Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.
This is the second year of scholar programs created by Beyonce and one highlighted by her historic Coachella performance, marking her as the first Black woman to headline in the festivals 19-year run.
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Now it’s time for all of us to get into formation and be just as charitable and supportive.