Beyonce Donates $100,000 To 4 Colleges After History-Making Coachella Show

By Isha Thorpe

April 17, 2018

Beyoncé's history-making, college-inspired Coachella performance was just a tease for some more bigger plans that she has for the next year.

The superstar has announced that she'll be donating $100,000 to four HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The lucky educational institutions are Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University. One student from each of them with receive $25,000 for the tuition and other school expenses for the 2018-2019 year. 

“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said Ivy McGregor, the director of philanthropy and corporate relations at Parkwood Entertainment -- which houses BeyGOOD -- said via a statement. “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.”

To quality for the scholarship, students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. They must also be studying in programs such as African-American studies, science, literature, communications, creative arts, education, business, computer science, social sciences or engineering. 

This major announcement comes just days after Bey shut the Coachella stage down with her incredible performance, which was definitely HBCU-inspired. Queen Bey decided to show out onstage since she was the first black woman ever to headline the music festival. “Thank you Coachella for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline," she said onstage. "Ain’t that ‘bout a b**ch?"

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