The Carters are bringing some love to five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
Following the launch of their “About Love” campaign, it’s been announced that Beyoncé and Jay-Z have partnered with Tiffany & Co. for the Love Scholarship program via BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation.
Tiffany & Co. has pledge $2 million in scholarship funding for students in the arts and creative fields at the following small private and select state schools: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Central State University in Ohio.
“We would like to thank the Shawn Carter Foundation, BeyGOOD, The Carters and the Tiffany & Co. family for including Lincoln University in this amazing gift,” Dr. Brenda A. Allen, president of Lincoln University said in a statement. “Lincoln has placed a high priority on supporting the arts and humanities on our campus. Providing financial support for students pursuing these majors enhances their ability to more fully engage their studies.”
The married couple have a history of supporting HBCUs.
Beyoncé has awarded scholarships through her BeyGOOD foundation and her 2018 Coachella performance (which was immortalized in her Netflix documentary “Homecoming”) paid homage to HBCUs.
Jay-Z has also assisted students including hosting an HBCU bus tour in 2019.