Travis Scott Launches $1M Emergency Scholarship Fund For HBCU Students


Travis Scott has been busy behind the scenes trying to mend the disaster from the Astroworld Festival tragedy that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured hundreds more in November 2021. Earlier this week, La Flame launched Project HEAL, a long-term program dedicated to community-based philanthropic efforts aimed at helping the youth.

As part of the initiative, Travis Scott has pledged $1 million in scholarships to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Houston native is aiming to assist HBCU seniors who have achieved academic success yet are struggling to pay for their education and are at risk of not being able to graduate on time.


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Applications for the scholarships opened on Wednesday (March 9). Applicants are required to submit a two-minute video or a 500-word personal essay and a photo, which they can submit at the official Cactus Jack Foundation website.

“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,” Travis Scott said in a statement. “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.”

This is the second year in a row Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation has assisted HBCU students in need. The initiative itself is officially named The Waymon Webster Scholarships after Travis’s grandfather, a former HBCU educator, and is run by his sister Jordan Webster, an HBCU student.