UAPB receives $ 400,000 from Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Tiffany & Co. for Love scholarship
The scholarship is open to support students seeking degrees related to arts, communications, and history
In partnership with the philanthropic initiatives of Tiffany & Co., Beyoncé and JAY-Z—BeyBON and the Shawn Carter Foundation– launched the About Love Scholarship for students attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) and four other historically black colleges and universities.
The $ 2 million scholarship program will directly support students in the arts and creation, history and communications fields at UAPB, Lincoln University, Norfolk State University, Bennett College and Central State University. UAPB will receive $ 400,000 over four years.
The About Love Scholarship application period opens Friday, September 10 at 11 a.m. and ends Sunday, September 26 at 10:59 p.m. CST. Students must meet all federal eligibility requirements and apply here. Priority will be given to students facing financial difficulties and in need of emergency financial assistance. The size of the scholarships will vary per student, depending on need.
“UAPB is deeply grateful to The Carters, BeyGOOD, the Shawn Carter Foundation and Tiffany & Co, for recognizing the need to support emerging visual and performing artists and students pursuing other creative fields, history and communication, ”said Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander. “At the heart of UAPB’s mission is the responsibility to expand access and opportunities. The About Love Scholarship helps us continue to nurture and prepare the students who will one day shape the future of art and culture.
“We are as strong as the work we do together, and we are honored to partner with The Carters,” said Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Director of Sustainability, Tiffany & Co. “Their unwavering dedication to lifting groups under -represented is the inspiration for the About Love scholarship program.