Morehouse College among new scholarships awarded by Beyonce

Google.org and BeyGOOD announce partnership

Lericia Harris
April 23, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Apr 21, 2018; Indio, CA, USA; Beyonce performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club. Mandatory Credit: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun via USA TODAY NETWORK

Credit: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun via USA TODAY NETWORK

Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has collaborated with Google to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program.

Google.org has matched the $100,000 grant Beyoncé announced last week, which will permit four additional HBCUs to receive $25,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

On April 16, the singer announced that $25,000 each will go to Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama; Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida; Xavier University New Orleans, Louisiana; and Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio.  

Monday, BeyGOOD announced Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas; Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee; Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana; and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia will be recipients of the Homecoming Scholars awards.

 "As a Morehouse graduate myself, I can attest that HBCUs provide both an excellent educational opportunity, as well as a community of support that lasts a lifetime," says Steve Pamon, President and COO of Parkwood Entertainment, the company serving as the umbrella for Beyoncé's production and business ventures. "This scholarship program can ensure that more students will enjoy the HBCU experience that continues to enrich my life."

One winner from each school will receive $25K for the 2018-2019 academic year for study in various fields. 

This is the second year of scholars programs created by Beyoncé.