Beyonce annouces scholarship
Beyoncé revealed that thanks to its #BeyGOOD initiative, four HBCUs including Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University – will receive the new Homecoming Scholars Award for 2018 – 2019 academic year.
Indeed, the collegiate theme embraced throughout the superstar’s performance – complete with a walking group that could literally have been ripped off from any HBCU, and she displays her academic-style yellow sweatshirt with symbols Greek for “Beta Delta Kappa” for the show, was not only for the show and that she knows it.
A press release on the singer’s website notes:
HBCU are higher education institutions in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intent of serving primarily the African-American community.
On Saturday, April 14, Beyoncé marked the history of the “Coachella Valley” music and arts festival in 2018 by becoming the first black woman to headline the festival’s 19th anniversary.
The jubilant show, housed on a pyramidal stage with more than 150 members of the distribution, conscientiously synchronized. This is the first time that the icon returned home, on stage, in more than a year.
The show, with its tribute to excellence in education, was a celebration of the weekend homecoming experience, the highest manifestation of college pride. Powerful production emphasizes art and culture, blending old and new, masterfully resonating through fanfare, performance, choir, and dance. It was the impetus to mark his second scholarship program.
“We salute the rich legacy of historically black universities and universities,” said Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which hosts BeyGOOD, in a press release. “We honor all higher education institutions to maintain culture and create environments for optimal learning that expands dreams and sees opportunities for students. ”
The press release continues as follows:
One winner from each school will receive $ 25,000 for the 2018-19 academic year to study in various fields. This is the second year for a scholarship program created by Beyoncé.
The Excellence in Training Scholarship Program, a merit scholarship program, was created in April 2017 to celebrate the first anniversary of LEMONADE, Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed and globally acclaimed 2016 visual album. Training fellows encouraged and supported young, bold, creative, aware, confident women who are not afraid to think outside the box.
The Fellowship Scholarship Program for 2018-2019 will be open to all eligible students at all four universities, regardless of gender. The disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering.
All applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. All finalists and winners will be selected by the universities. The winners will be announced this summer.
Based, philanthropic queen of the double meaning, I simply do not have words.
However, I have a question. When can I hire Beta Delta Kappa?