American musician Lizzo has just announced the Sasha Be Flooting scholarship for Black music students at the University of Houston.
In an effort to make a positive contribution to her alma mater, Lizzo posted the details for the scholarship on Instagram and stated that she had made a $50,000 donation to the university.
The Instagram post’s caption read: “LIZZOS JUNETEENTH GIVEBACK IS PROUD TO PRESENT 50,000$ TO THE ‘SASHA BE FLOOTING SCHOLARSHIP’ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON…”
Accompanying the announcement, Lizzo also posted a video where she discussed how much the scholarship means to her: “Today is very close to my heart, near and dear to home and a milestone for me.”
She added: “It is for any young Black student from Houston, Texas, who has applied to go to the University of Houston to study at the Moores School of Music.”
Lizzo also elaborated on her own experience as a scholarship student at the University of Houston: “That was me just a couple years ago, a young Black flute player who just needed a scholarship and someone to believe in them. Now I get to pay it forward.”
Watch the announcement below.