Rapper Travis Scott is MORE Giving Scholarships to HBCU Students!
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on April 30, 2021 |
Superstar rapper Travis Scott is paying it forward, by once again offer full scholarships to current HBCU students. This new batch of HBCU scholarships comes after he took to Twitter last October to announce that he would be paying the tuition for five HBCU scholars. But Scott's philanthropic acts don't stop there. He is currently working to establish a new youth education center that will help foster the next generation of creators coming out of his hometown, Houston.
“When we did the past scholarships, the freshmen couldn’t even go to campus because of the pandemic. They couldn’t even enjoy the campus life, and their parents probably couldn’t go to work. I just wanted to help,” he said. “The connectivity between that and my grandfather, and helping some of these kids who come from the same community I come from, it’s important. Especially some of these kids that go to HBCUs.
My sister goes to Howard University, and my brother goes to Prairie View A&M. A lot of people will get a lot of stuff done if the hardship wasn’t on them. So anytime you can come through and take that burden off their back, it’s amazing.”
The rapper explained that thanks to his family, he already has a strong connection with education at HBCUs. Scott told The Associated Press, "My grandfather, on my dad’s side, was a Dean of the Graduate school at Prairie View A&M. My grandmother taught at Prairie View, and my dad and all my uncles went to Prairie View, and I was supposed to go there. But I went to another school (The University Of Texas, San Antonio). That desire of education was always drawn into me through my grandparents, my dad, and my mom.”
We commend Travis Scott for consistently showing support to our HBCUs and the young people that attend them.
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