Beyonce Partners with Google to Announce More HBCU Scholarships

Following Beyoncé’s explosive performance at weekend one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the songstress announced that she will donate $25,000 to four HBCUs. If you thought it ended there… Well you’re wrong. After snatching us bald once again at weekend two of Coachella, Bey announced that with the help of Google, four additional HBCUs will receive $25,000 scholarships!

According to a press release, – the charitable arm of the tech company – matched Bey’s original $100,000 donation to award four more lucky students with scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. The schools include; Texas Southern University, Fisk University, Grambling State University, and Morehouse College.

“Google understands the vital role historically black colleges and universities play in delivering a high quality and culturally responsive education,” Maab Ibrahim, a program manager said. “In the last several years, Google has launched innovative programs to close the distance between Silicon Valley and HBCUs; we are proud to continue that commitment by matching Beyoncé’s generous donation.”

“Partnering with organizations like in support of HBCUs is our way of elevating cultural touchstones that paint a clear picture of excellence and opportunity through diverse education,” said 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.”

Now, a total of eight schools will receive the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic school year, including Wilberforce University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University. As the press release states, The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019 will expand to qualifying regardless of gender. The majors include creative arts, African-American studies, literature, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. All applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA.

All applicants for The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019 will be selected by the universities and will be announced this summer.

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