The 18-year-old Morehouse College freshman noticed that rapper Travis Scott on Wednesday tweeted
that he was prepared to cowl the primary semester of tuition for 5 students attending any Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
Scott additionally tweeted
of his dad and mom had attended an HBCU. His mom went to Grambling State University, and his father went to Prairie View A&M University.
Branch, who plans to main in enterprise administration and advertising and marketing, tweeted
a photograph of his faculty acceptance letter, together with a display shot of a textual content explaining his story.
“[Covid-19] has taken away my prom, my senior graduation, and my freshman year at Morehouse,” tweeted the first-generation HBCU pupil, who says that his household “is doing all they can” to assist him. “THIS COULD CHANGE MY LIFE!”
Branch’s tweet caught Scott’s consideration.
“My mom always wanted me to go here.!!!!” the rapper tweeted
in response. “So I got u bro !!! Just lock in and come out of there ready to change the world.”
Later that night, the rapper additionally promised
to cowl the tuition of Taylor Ivy, a Howard University freshman.
He has not publicly chosen another students. CNN has reached out to each Branch and Ivy for remark.
As of Saturday afternoon, Scott’s preliminary tweet providing to pay for tuition had over 244,000 likes and was retweeted over 18,000 instances.
The tuition at Morehouse
, which is educating students remotely this semester, is $27,000 for the 2020-21 educational 12 months.
“We don’t have any information on the gift at this time,” Aileen Dodd, a Morehouse College spokeswoman, instructed CNN.
This shouldn’t be the primary philanthropic motion from the Grammy-nominated rapper. While performing on the 2019 Hangout Festival, the rapper introduced
that he would donate all the earnings from merchandise gross sales that day to Planned Parenthood.
“I love you all,” the rapper mentioned on the competition. “I just want everyone to know that love is the strongest thing that we can have.”