Beyoncé Partners With Google, Doubles Up on HBCU Scholarship Program Following 2nd Coachella Performance

Beyoncé performs during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018, in Indio, Calif.
Photo: Larry Busacca (Getty Images for Coachella)

Queen Beyoncé does nothing in halves. As such, she followed up her second Beychella performance—where she still managed to keep things fresher than fresh-pressed orange juice, demanding ransom for our edges—with yet another update on her scholarship for HBCUs.

Our based, philanthropic queen is doubling down.

According to a new press release from her website, Beyoncé, through her BeyGood initiative, is now partnering with Google to award scholarships to even more HBCUs. Google will match the Queen’s original $100,000 grant to benefit four more HBCUs, namely Texas Southern University, Fisk University, Morehouse College and Grambling State University.

After her first Beychella performance, Beyoncé announced that four students—one each from Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University—will receive $25,000 for study in various fields.


The newest announcement brings the grand total of schools that will receive Homecoming Scholars awards for the 2018-2019 academic year to eight, with $200,000 being awarded in total.

“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGood, said in the first press release. “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.”

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