Through her BeyGOOD initiative, Beyoncé launched the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University for the 2018-2019 academic year.
“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” states Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment which houses BeyGOOD in a press release. “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.”
The program will pick one winner from each school to receive $25,000 for the upcoming school year. Last year, she launched The Formation Scholars Awards Program in celebration of Lemonade’s one-year anniversary.
Beyoncé’s Coachella performance paid homage to HBCU homecoming culture by highlighting fraternity and sorority life and having a marching band.