American rapper, singer, LIZZO proud to present $50,000 to the “SASHA BE FLOOTING SCHOLARSHIP” at the UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON. Check out the post below.
The flute singer announced the news via Instagram with the caption, “LIZZOS JUNETEENTH GIVEBACK IS PROUD TO PRESENT 50,000$ TO THE ‘SASHA BE FLOOTING SCHOLARSHIP’ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Thank you to @universityofhouston for your partnership and support.”
In the video, Lizzo shared that the partnership with the university is “very close to my heart, near and dear to home and a milestone for me,” and noted that the winner of the scholarship would be announced “very, very soon.”
“It is for any young Black student from Houston, Texas who has applied to go to University of Houston to study at the Moores School of Music,” she continued. “That was me just a couple years ago, a young Black flute player who just needed a scholarship and someone to believe in them. Now I get to pay it forward.”
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She also shared her childhood photo where she playing flute and caption it, “Meet Baby Lizzo on scholarship at the University of Houston hoping she’ll earn a music performance degree in flute…. Little did she know she’d change the conversation on flutes in pop culture forever.”
The scholarship marks the fourth donation made in Lizzo’s series of Juneteenth givebacks, which has also seen her donate $50,000 to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, which serves the Black transgender community; Black Girls Smile, which offers mental health services to young Black women; and the Sphinx Organization, a social justice program offering musical opportunities to Black and LatinX people.
LIZZO PROUD TO PRESENT $50,000 TO THE “SASHA BE FLOOTING SCHOLARSHIP”