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Travis Scott Continues To Honor His Family's Ties To HBCUs With $1M Scholarship Fund

Travis Scott’s commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continues. The global superstar’s Cactus Jack Foundation is ensuring that 100 college students are able to walk across the stage this year with a $1 million donation. The scholarship is named in honor of Scott’s grandfather, an HBCU alum and educator at Prairie View A&M University, located in the entertainer’s home state of Texas. The Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund has provided $10,000 in scholarships to seniors facing hardship despite achieving academic excellence. What’s more, it is the second year that Scott has launched an initiative in support of HBCUs. “Excellence abounds in every Black household, but too often opportunity does not – and Black students are left behind or counted out,” said Scott in an official press release. “So that’s what my family and I set out to change. We congratulate all 100 scholarship recipients this year. I know we will see great things from them – and we are already...

May 18, 2022

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...

Mar 9, 2022

Travis Scott Opens Cactus Jack Gardens To Help Kids Learn Agricultural, Economics & Nutritional Skills

Travis Scott is having quite the week in the city of Houston. As the rapper prepares for his Astroworld Festival, he’s also making time to give back through his Cactus Jack Foundation. In conjunction with Houston Independent School District, the rapper unveiled Cactus Jack Gardens at Young Elementary School Wednesday, Nov. 3, Houston Chronicle reported. According to the Cactus Jack Foundation’s website, the garden aims to provide students “agricultural, economics, and nutritional skills to combat food insecurity.” Students will have a gateway to dive into food, nutrition, agriculture and entrepreneurship under the initiative. “It’s kinda crazy that we’re able to bring this to the elementary school and allow kids to have that same experience I was having when I was a kid,” Scott said, according to The Houston Chronicle. “I just love to see this community grow up and get into a very good spot, where it’s a super safe and creative environment for these kids.” The debut was a family...

Nov 4, 2021