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 website for the project reads.
The remaining funding will support free mental health services for children and further Travis Scott’s creative design program available at the Cactus Jack Foundation. As AfroTech previously told you, the foundation was created to empower the next generation of leaders.
Following the tragic passings of ten individuals who attended the Astroworld Festival in Houston, TX late last year, Travis Scott wants to ensure that fans will be protected at future shows by donating money to the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Task Force on Event Safety.
“Over the past few months I’ve been taking the time and space to grieve, reflect and do my part to heal my community. Most importantly, I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change. This will be a lifelong journey for me and my family,” Travis Scott wrote on Instagram.
He continued: “While it’s easy for corporations and institutions to stay in the shadows, I feel as a leader in my community, I need to step up in times of need. My team and I created Project HEAL to take much needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be. I will always honor the victims of the Astroworld tragedy who remain in my heart forever.”