The Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) has teamed up with Toyota for its annual tour historically black colleges and universities, which kicked off earlier this week at Howard University.
According to a press release obtained by EBONY, thefoundation was founded by JAY-Z and his mother, Gloria Carter, in 2003. Four years later, the HBCU bus tour began. The purpose of the initiative is to help to aid students in their decision-making process for the college of their choice. It is a week-long trip that includes preparatory workshops such as ACT/SAT preparations, financial aid and scholarship resources, according to the foundation’s webpage.
The 11-college tour is available to workshop participants from 125 different schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. While on the trip, students will have the chance to meet with SCF scholars who are students at each college stop, and the ability to sit down with admissions counselors.
The Carter family, including Hov’s wife, Beyoncé who paid tribute to Black campus life in her Netflix documentary Homecoming, have heavily promoted HBCUs.
Head over to the Shawn Carter Foundation’s website to learn the eligibility requirements for participation in the college workshops and how to be considered for future HBCU tours.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.