Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation and the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund have announced that they will award $10,000 scholarships to 100 students at historically Black colleges and universities across the country. Each scholarship will be awarded to a senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who is experiencing financial hardship. Participating schools reportedly include Morehouse College, Prairie View A&M University and Florida A&M University among others.
“Excellence abounds in every Black household, but too often opportunity does not – and Black students are left behind or counted out,” Scott said in a press release obtained by Brenton Blanchett of Complex.
“So that’s what my family and I set out to change. We congratulate all 100 scholarship recipients this year. I know we will see great things from them—and we are already looking forward to increasing our work next year.”
Scott’s recent act of philanthropy comes just a few days after he delivered his first televised performance since a mass casualty tragedy ended Astroworld Festival in 2021. Since then, the Houston native has relatively stayed out of the public eye. In that time period, his Nike collaboration was delayed and he was hit with more than $2 billion in lawsuits. However, he has slowly worked to build his way back into the limelight. Months ago, his Cactus Jack Foundation hosted a holiday giveaway in Texas and his new Jordan collaboration earned a July release date. Not to mention, Utopia billboards have been spotted in different cities. As the summer nears, it appears that Travis Scott may be readying the release of new music.