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Travis Scott's New Project HEAL Includes $1M In Scholarships For HBCU Students

Travis Scott will be donating millions to create a better future for the youth. TMZ reports the rapper is launching Project HEAL, a philanthropic undertaking that will pour $5 million into Travis Scott’s areas of interest where he wants to create change. This will include $1 million to support scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Travis Scott will reportedly use his Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund to oversee, budget, and distribute the awards. “The Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund will grant $1M in scholarships to seniors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities who have reached academic excellence (averaging 3.5 or higher GPA) but who are facing the last-minute challenge of financial adversity in their second semester senior year and risk not graduating. The scholarships will help bring 100 HBCU students over the finish line, diploma in hand. This is the second year that Scott has supported HBCUs and represents a tenfold increase,” the...

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 9, 2022

Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Foundation Partners With Parsons, Provides HBCU Students With Scholarships

There’s a certain magic that comes with giving back to the city that raised you and Travis Scott is no stranger to this as he continues to do the unthinkable for the youth through his Cactus Jack foundation. The Houston native just announced the launch in conjunction with Houston’s third annual Travis Scott Day, created to celebrate the rapper’s contributions to the city that raised him along with his successful Astroworld Festival. The foundation has agreed to a multi-year partnership with the New School’s Parsons School of Design along with the city of Houston, according to Complex. Their first initiative includes the kickoff of the HBCU Waymon Webster program named after Scott’s grandfather. “Waymon Webster was a Dean of Prairie View A&M graduate school,” said Scott in a press release. “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...

Shanique Yates

Nov 19, 2020