Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation Announces $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded to 100 Students at HBCUs.
Jacques Bermon Webster II is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer who goes by the stage name Travis Scott. His stage name is a combination of the name of a favorite uncle and the first name of one of his favorites, Kid Cudi.
HBCUs mean Historically black colleges and universities.
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are higher education institutions in the United States that were founded before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the goal of serving predominantly the African-American community.
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Students of any race and ethnicity are eligible to apply to an HBCU if they meet the academic standards. When applying to universities in the United States, you usually have to fill out one application per school.
Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation Announces $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded to 100 Students at HBCUs
Travis Scott has offered a $1 million scholarship for 100 students graduating from historically black colleges and universities in 2022.
The funds come from Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation and the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, which awards $10,000 scholarships to African-American seniors facing financial hardship. Scott’s prize, which will be given out to kids from 38 different schools, is in its second year.
“Every Black household abounds in excellence, but too frequently opportunity does not – and Black youngsters are left behind or counted out,” Scott said in a statement.
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“That’s why my family and I decided to do something about it. This year, we congratulate all 100 scholarship awardees. I’m confident we’ll see wonderful things from them, and we’re already planning to ramp up our efforts next year.”
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