During Beyoncé’s Coachella performance over the weekend, the insanely talented artist paid tribute to historically black colleges.
Backed by a massively lit drumline, a fierce handpicked dance troupe and bold step team, Queen Bey gave such an astonishing presentation, viewers didn’t hesitate for a second to follow DJ Khaled’s instructions and rename the annual coveted music festival “Beychella.”
After showing appreciation for the prestigious institutions through wardrobe and performance, Bey upped her tribute, with a $100,000 donation in scholarship money to four lucky historically black colleges.
Through her BeyGOOD initiative, the pop star announced on Monday (April 16) its Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018/2019 academic year. She plans to give $25,000 each to Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University, Xavier University of Louisiana and Wilberforce University. One student from each school will be selected to receive the scholarship money.
Last year, Bey launched the Formation Scholars Awards Program, established to support bold and creative young women, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of her Lemonade album.
Beyoncé’s Coachella performance has since been hailed as one of the most iconic music sets ever, some even comparing it to Michael Jackson’s level of artistry and talent.