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Travis Scott's foundation grants $1M to graduating students at historically Black colleges and universities

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News on

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A $1 million scholarship fund from rapper Travis Scott’s foundation will help 100 students at historically Black colleges and universities graduate, the organization announced.

Grants of $10,000 were given to 100 graduating seniors with grade point averages of at least 3.5 and “who also may be experiencing financial challenges in their final Spring 2022 semester,” the Cactus Jack Foundation said Tuesday.

Scott’s team says each of the 38 HBCUs were represented in The Waymon Webster Scholarship, which was named after rapper’s grandfather.

“Waymon Webster was a Dean of the Prairie View A&M graduate school,” Scott said in a statement. “My grandfather wanted me to take it all the way through college, I feel there is a power in education so to be able to give someone the opportunity to fulfill that dream as my papa thought for me is amazing.”

Scott’s foundation granted scholarships to students at HBCUs last year as well, according to the announcement.

“This scholarship provides financial support to students and families towards final tuition fees, in order for as many students as possible to graduate and receive their college diploma,” reads a description on the foundation’s website.

 

The Houston-born Scott, 30, performed at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. It was his most high-profile public performance since 10 people died after the crowd surged during Scott’s headlining set at his Astroworld festival in Houston last November.

Scott has said he wasn’t aware that the crowd was surging during his performance. The tragedy is the subject of multiple lawsuits.

Scott, who is known for songs such as “Sicko Mode” and “Goosebumps,” offered to cover the funeral costs of the victims and vowed to refund the 50,000 people who attended the festival.

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