Hip-Hop activist Trae Tha Truth is joining forces with NBA star James Harden to provide financial assistance to ten lucky college students this year.
According to REVOLT, the charitable Houston rapper is making high school and college students the focus of his latest philanthropic act to help them pursue their higher education.
In an Instagram post, Trae shared that he would be giving out his “Trae Day” scholarships to graduating high school students or current college students who are experiencing financial hardships.
“Proud To Announce, This TraeDay Weekend I will Be Teaming Up With @jharden13 And We Decided To Give Out 10 TraeDay Scholarships To Graduates Accepted Into College or Already in College To Assist With Academics,” he wrote in his post’s caption.
In order to qualify for the Trae Day scholarships, students must submit a 250-word essay explaining what it would mean to be a scholarship recipient. Additionally, students must be attending college this fall and able to attend Trae Day 2021 on their own.
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Trae’s generous act of kindness aligns well with his 20 years of being a community leader and hometown hero. As part of his annual “Trae Day” celebration, the rapper has previously given out a plethora of scholarships to students in Houston, TX.
In speaking with KTRK-TV about his community activism back in 2017, Trae stated that “sometimes you gotta give people that push to make them want to do better.” He also stated that having knowledge is an important key to life and that helping people read is just another way he wants to give back.
In addition to helping out his hometown, Trae has also been a vocal figure in Hip-Hop that stood on the frontlines of the Black Lives Matter protests last summer. He even extended his social justice work earlier this year to release a music video entitled “Protect Our Women” dedicated to Black women as well as those who we’ve lost to police violence.
Trae not only wants to champion the importance of education in his community, he also wants to stress that fact that we need to come together and support one another in our time of need.
The deadline to submit applications for Trae Day scholarships is July 5.
For more information on how to apply, click here.