Rapper Travis Scott’s basis, the Cactus Jack Basis, has introduced it is going to grant $1 million in scholarship funds to 100 school college students attending Traditionally Black Schools and Universities (HBCU).
In an announcement on Tuesday, the muse mentioned the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund will grant as much as $10,000 in scholarships to college students who’re sustaining a mean GPA of three.5 and face monetary hardships in school.
This 12 months’s recipients embody graduating seniors from 38 HBCUs equivalent to Florida A&M College Pharmacy main Nisha Encarnacion, Fisk College pc science main Chisom Okwor, and North Carolina Central College mass communications main Jordan Massey.
The announcement comes after Scott’s first efficiency since a stampede killed ten individuals and indured a whole bunch throughout his efficiency at Astroworld music pageant in Houston final November. The victims had been between the ages of 9 and 27.
In March, the ‘Sicko Mode” singer launched a $5 million initiative referred to as “Venture HEAL,” aiming to work towards options to assist these in marginalized and at-risk communities.
His new scholarship fund is known as after Waymon Webster, a former dean of Prairie View A&M‘s graduate college.
“Excellence abounds in each Black family, however too typically alternative doesn’t – and Black college students are left behind or counted out. In order that’s what my household and I got down to change,” Travis Scott mentioned in an announcement, including “we’re already wanting ahead to rising our work subsequent 12 months.”
“Black college students are lower than half as more likely to graduate from school as white college students, and monetary stress is the first motive,” Nationwide City League President and CEO Marc Morial mentioned of the donation.
“We applaud Travis Scott and the Cactus Jack Basis for investing within the subsequent technology and congratulate the 100 Waymon Webster Scholarship recipients on their commencement.”
Concertgoers and households of the deceased at Astroworld have filed a whole bunch of lawsuits towards Scott and occasion organizers, alleging they didn’t take the required steps to stop the stampede and didn’t instantly cease the efficiency regardless of realizing there was an issue within the crowd.
The Home Committee on Oversight and Reform to launched their very own investigation into the matter.