Rapper Jay-Z performs onstage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City. | Credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com
The Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) has teamed up with Toyota for its annual tour historically black colleges and universities, which kicked off earlier this week at Howard University.
According to a press release , thefoundation was founded by JAY-Z and his mother, Gloria Carter, in 2003. Four years later, the HBCU bus tour began. The purpose of the initiative is to help to aid students in their decision-making process for the college of their choice. It is a week-long trip that includes preparatory workshops such as ACT/SAT preparations, financial aid and scholarship resources, according to the foundation’s webpage.
The 11-college tour is available to workshop participants from 125 different schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. While on the trip, students will have the chance to meet with SCF scholars who are students at each college stop, and the ability to sit down with admissions counselors.
The Carter family, including Hov’s wife, Beyoncé who paid tribute to Black campus life in her Netflix documentary Homecoming, have heavily promoted HBCUs.
Head over to the Shawn Carter Foundation’s website to learn the eligibility requirements for participation in the college workshops and how to be considered for future HBCU tours.