Popular singer Beyonce has revealed she will be offering $100,000 in scholarship money to students at four historically African-American colleges and universities in the United States.
The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year will give away $25,000 in scholarship money to a student respectively at Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University in Ohio, Tuskegee University in Alabama and Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, the “Lemonade” album singer’s foundation said.
The donation came on the back of her acclaimed two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyonce’s 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. She was supported by more than 150 performers on stage.
It was the first time a black woman headlined the two-weekend festival, one of the biggest U.S. music gatherings of the year.
“We honour all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students,” Ivy McGregor, who administers the singer’s BeyGood foundation, said in a statement announcing the scholarship.