The COVID-19 pandemic has hit American citizens hard this year. Most notably, households across the country are hurting financially. As a result, there has been increased activity at food banks, thousands of people have been evicted from their apartments and businesses have shut down for good. In an effort to help those in need during a difficult time financially, Grammy nominee Travis Scott has offered to pay the tuition of five student attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Scott’s charitable giveaway started off as somewhat of a joke. On Wednesday afternoon, fans jokingly asked him for new Astroworld hoodies, headphones and gaming systems. Then, things took an expected turn when he made an open call for HBCU students in need of fall scholarships.
“I know school just started and I want to take care of five kid’s tuition for their first semester of school,” he tweeted.
“[I need] five kids that attend an HBCU. Send me your schools,” he added.
Travis is no stranger to HBCU life. He is the product of a Grambling State University graduate and a Prairie View A&M University graduate.
He didn’t reveal the names of the winners at first, but I’m sure we will hear from them soon.