Beyoncé gives $25,000 Scholars Award to TSU

Texas Southern University is among the recipients of a $25,000 scholarship, compliments of Houston native Beyoncé.

The singer, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announced a partnership with Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google, to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program.

Beyoncé made history at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by becoming the first African-American woman to headline the festival. At that time, she announced four schools would receive the award. The Google partnership allows her to add four more, including TSU.

“Texas Southern University is proud to receive support from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Google to bolster HBCU students through this initiative,” said TSU President Austin A. Lane.

TSU was added to the program, along with Fisk University (the alma mater of her father, Mathew Knowles), Grambling State University and Morehouse College.

A total of eight schools will now receive the awards. One winner will be selected from each school.