All hail the Queen Beyoncé for continuing to put her money where her vocals spew gold.
After an explosive early Sunday morning performance as the headliner at Coachella, Beyoncé announced — what we hope is — the annual BeyGOOD Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) $100,000 scholarship program for four universities.
Folks around the world stayed up — some missed 8 a.m. service at church — for Beyoncé’s historic performance where she not only implemented ingredients of a true HBCU homecoming like marching bands, choirs and stepping, she turned it into a family affair with her sister Solange, husband Jay-Z and former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Beyoncé kept social media talking about her on Monday by expanding the scholarship program (previously called the Formation Scholars Award program) to one student from HBCUs Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University, according to Rolling Stone.
Each student can study majors like literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences and engineering as well as maintain a 3.5 or better GPA. The selected students will receive $25,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year. The winners will be announced this summer.
“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,” said Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD in a statement.
In an inaugural program was strictly for women at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.