Travis Scott has announced a new concert safety initiative after the tragic events at Astroworld last year.
The initiative is called ‘Project HEAL” which is said to be a “multi-tier, long-term series of community-focused philanthropy and investment efforts,” according to a press release.
The project will consists of four parts: 1) the A Waymon Webster HBCU scholarship fund, 2) an expansion of the CACT.US Youth Design Center, 3) free mental health resources, and 4) funding the United States Conference of Mayors Task Force on Event Safety.
The program launched today with $1 million in scholarships for students at HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The scholarship fund will award $10,000 to seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA who are at risk of not graduating due to not being to able to afford tuition.
Scott said in a statement, “My grandfather was an educator who made a difference in thousands of young lives throughout his life. He is a major influence on me and countless others, whose dreams he believed in, whose hopes he invested in, and whose futures he made big. It’s in his spirit that we are creating projects and programs that will look to the future of our communities and create hope and excellence in as many lives as possible.”
You can apply for the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund now here: cactusjack.foundation.
Scott made the announcement on Instagram:
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