2022 marks the second year that Travis Scott supports HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The support comes in the form of scholarships via the Cactus Jack Foundation’s Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund. The project is run by Travis Scott’s sister and HBCU student, Jordan Webster. 100 Students experiencing financial hardship during their senior year and risk missing graduation can apply for immediate help at cactusjack.foundation
Superstar Scott is the son of two HBCU graduates – so it’s safe to assume that the issue sits close to his heart. This week, Scott announces that applications are now open for $1 million in scholarships, to fund students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The funding is available for students experiencing last-minute financial adversity, putting them in danger of not being able to graduate on time.
Money Should Not be a Barrier
HBCU educator Travis Webster’s grandpa, Waymon Webster, is the inspiration for the Waymon Webster Scholarships. Travis’s brother, Josh, is another HBCU educated family member. His sister, Jordan, is in charge of this initiative. She attends Howard. Past recipients include those from Howard University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, and Prairie View A&M University.
Project HEAL founder, Travis Scott explains in a statement,
“I want students to know they can accomplish anything they set their mind to and that in a moment of financial uncertainty, we are here to help. I hope these scholarships will free them up to be as innovative and creative as they can be as they conclude one chapter of their lives and begin another. Money should not be a barrier for students to dream big.”
Daniel Moss, HBCU Foundation Executive Director, says, “Travis creates hope and makes a real difference with this project. On behalf of the 100 students who will be able to graduate, we are beyond grateful to Travis Scott for his continued commitment to academic excellence for HBCU students.”
About Project HEAL
Project HEAL is a project that aims to help today’s youth, especially those from marginalized and at-risk communities.
Project HEAL comes together with help from the Cactus Jack Foundation to include numerous resources for those at-risk. These include free mental health resources, a brand new event-safety tech system and scholarships for students who need help with school. These efforts are assisting to solve problems and deal with the issues affecting young people in the community.
To be eligible for immediate help, applicants need to send in a two-minute video or a 500-word personal essay and a picture. Visit heal-project.org to learn more.