Travis Scott to donate USD 5 million to community-focused initiatives

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Los Angeles: American rapper and songwriter Travis Scott has pledged USD 5 million in community-focused initiatives through his newly launched Project Heal.

According to Variety, this new project is a long-term series of philanthropy and investment efforts and the program began with a USD 1 million scholarship for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Scott, the fund will provide a USD 3.5 grant to senior citizens with a GPA of at least 10,000 who risk not graduating due to financial adversity. As per the press release, this scholarship will help 100 students to get diploma.

“My grandfather was a teacher who changed the lives of thousands of young people throughout his life. He is a huge influence on me and countless others, whose dreams he believed in, whose hopes he invested in, and whose futures he had invested in. He made it big.” Scott said in a statement.

He continued, “It is in his spirit that we are creating projects and programs that will see the future of our communities and create hope and excellence in as many lives as possible.”

Scott’s philanthropic contribution comes just four months after his Astroworld festival, which killed 10 concert-goers and injured hundreds more. That tragedy prompted him to cancel several concerts and delay his next album. In addition, fashion brand Dior indefinitely postponed its collaboration with Scott’s Cactus Jack brand, according to Variety.

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First published:March 9, 2022 at 8:31 am

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