Travis Scott is the source of a lot of controversy and now he is making efforts to go in a positive direction. Hopefully, this will give him a chance to do some good.
The controversial rapper has launched Project HEAL which has the motive of donating $5 Million for community-based initiatives that will be beneficial for students, aspiring artists, and even future concert-goers.
Travis has plans of dispersing that money on multiple fronts. To start with, $1 million will be set aside for HBCU scholarships and he might be using his previously-established Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund to manage these awards for Black scholars.
Travis aims to help at least 100 students with this scholarship, by assisting them in finishing off their senior year. There is also an academic criteria which is an average of 3.5 GPA or higher.
The rest of the amount is being split for a few different enterprises, which includes providing free mental health benefits for those who are in need. Travis also plans to expand his creative design program that is offered through his Cactus Jack Foundation.
He has also earmarked funds to make sure music fans are safe at shows. The amount will go towards the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Task Force on Event Safety. This matter, specifically, touches him personally. This is in reference to Astroworld-where 10 people died as a result of injuries they suffered at Travis’ set. Several victims and their families have filed lawsuits against Travis, Live Nation, and others.
This is indeed a very generous initiative Travis has launched since the disastrous concert last November.
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