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Last week, after becoming the first Black woman to headline Coachella, Beyoncé announced that she would be donating $100,000 to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities through her BeyGOOD initiative. Now, she and her foundation have partnered with Google to donate even more funds to HBCU students.
The singer's Homecoming Scholars Awards program will give one qualifying student from Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Bethune-Cookman $25,000 for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Google.org will follow suit and match Beyoncé's donation for four more $25,000 scholarships, which will be awarded to one student from Fisk University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, and Grambling State University.
Today, @beyonce, BeyGOOD, and @Google announce an exciting new partnership that will benefit 4 additional HBCUs through the Homecoming Scholars Award Program: https://t.co/doI9xkZDkA pic.twitter.com/QwZhDHtPfu— BeyGOOD (@BeyGood) April 23, 2018
"Partnering with organizations like Google.org in support of HBCUs is our way of elevating cultural touchstones that paint a clear picture of excellence and opportunity through diverse education," Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment said in a statement.
"We challenge other businesses across the country to join us in this commitment to higher education and investment in the future."