Beyonce announces HBCU scholarships following historic Coachella - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Beyonce announces HBCU scholarships following historic Coachella performance

The announcement came after Beyoncé became the first Black woman to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival since its inception 19 years ago. (Source: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The announcement came after Beyoncé became the first Black woman to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival since its inception 19 years ago. (Source: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(RNN) - Beyoncé, in conjunction with her BeyGOOD initiative announced that four Historically Black Colleges and Universities would receive a scholarship from her Homecoming Scholars Award Program.

This year’s university recipients are Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman, which are all Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (HBCU’s).

According to Beyoncé’s website, one winner from each school will receive $25,000 in scholarship money for the 2018-2019 school year.

The announcement came after Beyoncé headlined the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. She was the first black woman to do so since the festival's inception 19 years ago.

The superstar’s performance continues to have a ‘Beyhive’ buzz on social media. Stars like Rihanna and Adele were found on social media expressing their satisfaction with Beyoncé’s performance.

Rhianna posted a picture of Beyoncé to her Instagram story and added a crown to Queen Bey’s head.

Adele rocked out to Bey’s performance in a series of videos posted to her Instagram page.

A post shared by Adele (@adele) on

HBCU’s are institutions of higher learning that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to educate freed slaves.

There are over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities open today, with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community.

Copyright 2018 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly