Beyoncé and JAY-Z are giving back—again. In partnership with Tiffany & Co., the couple's philanthropic initiatives—BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation—are launching a new scholarship for students attending five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The Tiffany & Co. About Love Scholarship will distribute $2 million among students pursuing the arts and creative fields at the following private and state schools: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and Central State University in Ohio.
According to the universities' presidents, this donation will allow students pursuing the arts to devote themselves to their studies. "This opportunity is timely as our students come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds. These funds will have a tremendous on who we recruit and our students’ success as they move on to graduate and professional schools and into their careers," said Dr. Jack Thomas, the President of Central State University, in a statement.
There are a few qualifications for applicants interested in these scholarships. For one, students at these five schools—either current or incoming—must qualify for financial aid, per their university's guidelines. Then, they must be pursuing degrees in creative fields, history, or communications. Priority will be given to students facing financial hardships, and the individual awards amounts will be determined based on individual student's needs.
Prospective applicants should get ready: Online applications will open at each participating school on Friday, September 10, and close on Sunday, September 26 at 11:59 PM ET.