The ‘Highest In The Room’ rapper Travis Scott announced that he will support, through The Cactus Jack Foundation, students who get into historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
On November 18 – “Travis Scott Day,” Scott launched the Waymon Webster Scholarship program, which gets its name from Scott’s grandfather who is an HBCU alum. In a statement, the rapper introduced the scholarship through the following words:
“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 is amazing.”
The scholarship offers the opportunity that covering the tuition expenses for 2020-2021 of a good number of HBCU students, who attended Prairie View A&M University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, and Grambling State University.
The Cactus Jack Foundation also teamed up with New School’s Parsons School of Design to provide students a fashion design program, that their tuition expenses would be covered. Executive Dean of Parsons, Rachel Schreiber, stated in a press release:
“Parsons and Travis Scott share a deep commitment to educating young designers who are just beginning their exploration of fashion and design. We are excited to collaborate with the Cactus Jack Foundation to offer this immersive course led by Parsons award-winning faculty.”
As fans might remember, back in October, the rapper tweeted that he wants to take care of five students’ tuition for their first semester of school.
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