Lizzo announced Friday (June 26) that she has partnered with the University of Houston to create a $50,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a music student at the university.
"LIZZO'S JUNETEENTH GIVEBACK IS PROUD TO PRESENT 50,000$ TO THE 'SASHA BE FLOOTING SCHOLARSHIP' AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON," the Grammy Award-winning singer captioned an Instagram post. "Thank you to @universityofhouston for your partnership and support." In a video to accompany the post, the “About Damn Time” hitmaker revealed that this partnership with her alma mater is a “milestone” for her. “It is for any young Black student from Houston, Texas who has applied to go to the University of Houston to study at the Moores School of Music," Lizzo said. "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.”
She added that her followers can visit LizzoLovesYou.com for more details on how to donate toward music education.