Travis Scott has launched the HBCU Waymon Webster scholarship program. Through the program, Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation will provide financial assistance for select students as Prairie View A&M University, Howard University, Texas Southern University and Grambling State University.
“Waymon Webster was a dean of the Prairie View A&M graduate school,” Scott said.
“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.”
In addition to supporting college students, Scott is also looking out for elementary school students. His Cactus Jack Foundation has partnered with The New School’s Parsons School of Design to bring its fashion curriculum to public school classrooms in Houston, Texas. Adding on, the Cactus Jack Foundation has launched Cactus Jack Gardens, a community-based agriculture program for local schools.
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 18, 2020
“Investing in our youth is one of the most important things we can do for our city,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
“Education and mentorship equip young people with the skills they need for a successful career path. I am grateful that Travis is partnering with the City of Houston to support our nationally-recognized My Brother’s Keeper program, which provides support for boys and young men of color. I also applaud him and his Cactus Jack Foundation for investing in the lives of young men and women by providing scholarships to cover their tuition at HBCUs. If we can turn around one person in one family, that positively impacts every neighborhood, which builds on the resilience and strength of our entire city.”
These programs are expected to kick off in 2021.