Travis Scott wants to make sure he not only gives back to the community, but helps to put kids on a track for future success— he plans to do that through his own nonprofit.
Trav just launched The Cactus Jack Foundation…. and it’s first order of business is rolling out the Waymon Webster Scholarship, named after his grandad— who’s an HBCU alum.
In light of that, this scholarship is going to be exclusively available to students currently enrolled in a handful of HBCUs. The scholarship will cover tuition costs for students who are facing hardship and who are affected by the pandemic— Travis will handpick the recipients.
Travis says that “ his grandfather wanted him to take it all the way through college, he feels that there is a power in education so to be able to give someone the opportunity to fulfill that dream as my papa thought for me is amazing.”
The rapper dropped out of the University of Texas as a sophomore to pursue his music career, but he clearly still sees the value in higher education.
This Cactus Jack Foundation is just the latest charitable venture for Travis….. who’s recently done everything from starting an agriculture program in elementary schools teaming up with Houston’s arts and parks departments.