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Travis Scott plans to award $1m to Black college students in scholarships

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Travis Scott has revealed his plans to award $1m to 100 Black college students through the Cactus Jack Foundation.

The rapper made the pledge to give the finances to students who are studying at HBCUs via his Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, which Travis named after his grandfather. The recipients are second-semester senior students who have GPAs above 3.5 and also are in desperate need of financial assistance to allow them to graduate on time.

Students who are in line to receive the grant from Travis include those who attend Alabama A&M University, Central State University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Prairie View A&M University.

“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 statement.

He added: “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.”

Meanwhile, at the weekend, Scott publically performed for the first time since the Astroworld tragedy when he appeared at the Billboard Music Awards 2022. At the BBMA’s, the rapper took to the stage to play ‘Mafia’ and his James Blake collaboration ‘Lost Forever’.