Beyoncé and Jay-Z have announced the About Love Scholarship Program. In partnership with their respective foundations—BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation, the scholarship will benefit five Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
In part of the couple’s campaign with Tiffany & Co., the luxury jewlery brand has also pledged $2 million in scholarship funding for students in the arts and creative fields at HBCUs.
This scholarship supports incoming and current students interested in pursuing degrees in creative fields (visual arts, media, performance, design, etc.), history, and communications. Priority will be given to students who are facing financial hardships and in need of emergency financial assistance. Award sizes will range per student, based upon need.
Applications for the program will open at each participating school on Friday, Sept. 10 and close on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Students must qualify for financial aid as determined by the HBCU they attend, and the scholarships will be awarded to students who meet all eligibility requirements.
The scholarship applies to these five HBCUs: 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.