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The rising sophomore said he called his mom immediately after he saw the announcement.
“I had to look four times to make sure that was my name,” Willis said. “I was in disbelief. ”
Willis, a Cleveland, Ohio native, mentioned that the scholarship announcement came at a great time because he and his mom were struggling to figure out how to pay for his next year of school.
Kameron Willis tweets about his scholarship award.
At Morehouse, Willis is studying biology and wants to pursue a career as a surgeon.
The Homecoming Scholars Award program was announced in April after Beyoncé’s Coachella performance, where she payed homage to the homecoming weekend experience at HBCUs. According to her website, scholarship winners could be any major, but they had to have a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Willis has a 3.75 GPA.
This isn't the first time Beyoncé has provided scholarships for students at HBCUs. Last year, she celebrated the anniversary of her album "Lemonade" by awarding scholarships to four "Formation scholars," including Morehouse's neighboring institution Spelman College.
Students at Bethune-Cookman, Wilberforce, Xavier, Tuskegee, Texas-Southern, Fisk and Grambling State were also awarded the ‘Homecoming’ scholarship.
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