Four HBCU schools (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which were established to primarily serve the African-American community,) have been selected for the program -- Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman.
One winner from each school will receive $25,000 towards their study.
The program is part of the songstress’ BeyGOOD initiative and this is the second year she has created a scholars program.
According to a press release issued on Monday, the set was inspired by the experience of college.
“The show, with its homage to excellence in education, was a celebration of the homecoming weekend experience, the highest display of college pride,” reads the release. “The energy-filled production put the spotlight on art and culture, mixing the ancient and the modern, which resonated masterfully through the marching band, performance art, choir and dance. It was the impetus to mark her second scholarship program.”
“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” adds Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment which houses BeyGOOD. “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.”