Travis Scott has launched Cactus Jack Foundation to encourage youth’s education and creativity. Scott has signed a multi-year partnership with Houston and Parsons School of Design. The first scholarship program will be at HBCU named after the rapper’s grandfather, Waymon Webster.
The scholarship will cover a student’s tuition fees for the next academic year and the initial round of students has already been hand-picked by Scott. In a press release, “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 give someone the opportunity to fulfil that dream as my papa thought for me is amazing.”
The US star’s foundation has united with Parson to create a new fashion design programme for Houston high schoolers. The executive dean of The New School’s Parsons School of Design commented, “Parsons is proud to partner with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation to bring fashion education to high school students who have traditionally been underrepresented in creative disciplines”.