Travis Scott wishes to make certain he not just returns to his neighborhood, but helps to put kids on a track for future success– and he prepares to do both through his own not-for-profit.
Trav just launched The Cactus Jack Foundation … and its first order of service is presenting the Waymon Webster Scholarship, named after his grandad– whos an HBCU alum.
Because of that, this scholarship is going to be exclusively offered to trainees currently enrolled in a handful of HBCUs– specifically, Morehouse College, Howard University, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University (where his mama went) and Prairie View A&M University … thats his grandpas old stomping grounds.
The scholarship will cover tuition costs for trainees who are dealing with monetary challenge and who are impacted by the pandemic– Travis will handpick the recipients.
Travis tells TMZ … “My grandfather wanted me to take it all the way through college, I feel there is a power in education so to be able to offer someone the opportunity to meet that dream as my papa believed for me is remarkable.”
Hes likewise partnered with The Parsons School of Design to bring a Cactus Jack program to the city of Houston and will use an online accreditation program to trainees around the county through scholarships.
The rapper dropped out of the University of Texas as a sophomore to pursue his music career, but he clearly still sees the worth in greater education.
This Cactus Jack Foundation is just the most current charitable endeavor for Travis … whos recently done everything from beginning an agriculture program in elementary schools to teaming up with Houstons parks and arts departments.