Megan Thee Stallion is so hot in music right now that we sometimes forget this girl is still working on her college degree herself. She knows all too well the struggle of being in school, particularly during this coronavirus pandemic. So the rapper is giving back to female students of color with a special scholarship that is sure to help them in their academic pursuits!Continue reading “Megan Thee Stallion Launches “Thee Don’t Stop Scholarship” for Women of Color”
Beyoncé Donates $100,000 in Scholarships for HBCU Students After Historic Coachella Performance
Beyoncé definitely came to slay the Coachella stage this past weekend, paying tribute to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with her performance. But it turns out the set’s theme was also setting up her expanded scholarship program!
Through her BeyGOOD initiative, Bey announced that students at four schools that will receive scholarships through the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. One student each from HBCUs Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University will receive $25,000 for the upcoming school year! Definitely a major win for the students who are picked.
Beyoncé and Solange dancing to Get Me Bodied. I never knew how much I needed this until now. I love these legendary sisters. #BeyChella pic.twitter.com/qptNpH7iNj
— . (@goddessyonce) April 15, 2018
DJ Khaled Starts “Key To Social Change” Scholarship Program
Great news for students! DJ Khaled has officially partnered with Get Schooled for a new scholarship initiative, Key to Social Change.
The new scholarship campaign pushes high school and college students to use their social media accounts to make a positive impact in their own communities. Khaled announced the program during his acceptance speech for Viacom’s 2018 Social Impact Award. “Now more than ever, we must unite and use our voices to drive change,” he said. “Get Schooled and Viacom have become family to me, and we’ll continue our work to help young people use their talent and leadership for good.”
Through Key To Social Change, students will receive lessons on content development, effective digital communications and platform selection. Using those lessons, they will then have to develop a social media campaign to impact an important cause. After evaluation, winners will be selected based on the ideas and research presented.
The program launches on April 2 and will give over $20,000 in scholarships! At that time, more info will be available on Get Schooled’s website. It’s truly a great opportunity for students, not only for this scholarship money, but also for these kids to learn more about using social media on a much grander scale. And who knows? The campaigns these kids develop may just be able to be used in real life!
Rihanna Collabs with Bike Sharing Program Ofo to Give Bikes, Scholarships to Malawi
Rihanna is big on the importance of education, even meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron recently to discuss the subject. Now the singer, collaborating with bike-sharing program Ofo through her own Clara Lionel Foundation, has created a five-year partnership to provide bikes and scholarships to students in Malawi!
The scholarships will help to pay for schooling beyond high school. The bikes will assist on cutting down on the long walks these students, especially the young ladies, have to make just to get to school. Some students, and teachers as well, have already been provided with some bikes to help get to class on time.
We’re so proud of @Rihanna! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ejZj8Gp9PG
— RihannaDaily.com (@RihannaDaily) August 3, 2017
As a global ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna went to Malawi this year, where advancement in school is very low (only 8% of kids go on to secondary school). So it’s clear that she has a heart for these people, and wants to see them have more opportunities, especially the children.
In addition to helping Malawi, Ofo is working with the CLF to give scholarships to students in China, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, and Rihanna’s own native land, Barbados, who have been accepted to colleges in the States.
It’s really cool to me just how much Rihanna has been able to do charity wise since starting the CLF in 2012. Her foundation has done quite a bit specifically in education and healthcare, causes near and dear to her, and I love reading about it. I look forward to what else she and her team contributes to making this world a better place!