Beyoncé Capped Off Her Big Coachella Weekend With Some Even Bigger Generosity

She's once again helping college students achieve their dreams.

This weekend, Beyoncé made history as the first woman of color to headline Coachella, the annual music festival in Indio, California. Now, the singer is once again helping young people make history of their own with her second scholarship program.

Through her BeyGOOD initiative, four schools (Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee, and Bethune-Cookman) will receive the new Homecoming Scholars Award Program. One winner from each school, as selected by their university and announced this summer, will receive $25,000 for the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarship is open to all students who maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.

As the scholarship announcement explains, "The disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African- American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering."

The four schools chosen to receive the scholarship are all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to which Beyoncé paid tribute in her Coachella performance. According to her website, the show was "a celebration of the homecoming weekend experience," featuring a marching band, and references to sororities and fraternities. This was apparently the "impetus" for the new scholarship.

This isn't Beyoncé's first time helping college students achieve their dreams. Last year, to mark the one-year anniversary of her landmark visual album Lemonade, the singer announced the Formation Scholars program, which awarded scholarships to young women at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College, with a focus on the liberal arts.

While last year's scholarship was aimed at women, the Homecoming Scholars program is open to all qualifying students of any gender. We can't think of a better way to celebrate #Beychella. 

(H/T: Teen Vogue)


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