Thanks to rapper Travis Scott, 100 students at historically Black colleges and universities received unexpected graduation gifts of $10,000 each.
The scholarships, $1 million in total, were given to graduating seniors at 38 HBCUs through Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation and the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund. The program is named after the rapper’s grandfather and it’s Scott’s second time offering the scholarship, according to his website.
Last year’s students hailed from schools such as Howard University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University, where Scott’s grandfather went and served as dean, his website said. “My grandfather wanted me to take it all the way through college,” Scott said on his website. “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.”