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Megan Thee Stallion Is Offering $20,000 In Scholarships To Two Women Of Color Who Are Savages With Them Books

Higher-ed hotties, this one's for you.

Megan Thee Stallion has partnered with Rap Rotation, Amazon Music’s Global Hip Hop brand, to award two college scholarships to women of color who want to pursue higher education. 

The appropriately-named “Don’t Stop Scholarship” was announced Thursday via the “WAP” rapper’s Instagram.

“College Hotties, listen up because this one is for you!!!!! I am giving away two $10,000 scholarships to women of color pursuing a degree in any field of study in any part of the world… Let’s get these degrees, ladies,” she wrote.

The “Don’t Stop Scholarship” website detailed the inspiration behind the award. 

“Still a college student herself, Megan is incredibly passionate about the transformative power of education and remains a strong advocate for women pursuing a college degree,” the site explained. 

Megan is enrolled at Texas Southern University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, as Blavity previously reported. 

Her latest hit single, “Don’t Stop,” with rapper Young Thug was released right before her powerful performance on Saturday Night Live.

Last Saturday, the rapper turned activist gave a rousing performance on the long-running show with her hit track, “Savage.” In that same performance, she flamed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his inaction in Breonna Taylor’s case and demanded respect for Black women, as Blavity previously reported.

“We need to protect our Black women. And love our Black women,” she said. “At the end of the day, we need our Black women,” the 25-year-old rap star said. 

In September, TIME magazine deemed Thee Stallion one of its “100 Most Influential People of 2020.”

The distinguished honor was highlighted by a moving piece written by Empire star, Taraji P. Henson. 

“I remember hearing Megan Thee Stallion on one of those famous DJ radio shows a few years ago. She rode the beat like I’d never heard anybody ride the beat in a long time—and I’m a hip-hop head,” Henson explained. 

“There was something about this woman. Once you discover her, you become a fan. I don’t like to put the stigma of the word strong on Black women because I think it dehumanizes us, but she has strength—strength through vulnerability,” she continued.

The Houstonian’s new album drops this fall.

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Keka Araújo is Detroit's daughter, a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson, the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao” and a published journalist with a penchant for luxe goods. She has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.