Lil Durk Donates $350,000 in Grants and Scholarships to Howard University

Lil Durk is joining forces with Amazon Music for the Durk Banks Endowment Fund, which will award scholarships to Chicago kids to attend Howard University.

Lil Durk performs during Future's One Big Party Tour

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Lil Durk performs during Future's One Big Party Tour

Lil Durk is proving why he’s a so-called Voice of the Heroes, as the Chicago rapper has teamed up with Amazon Music to launch a college tuition program called Durk Banks Endowment Fund.

The fund has awarded two students, who participated in Durk’s Neighborhood Heroes HBCU College & Career Readiness Cohort Program, scholarships to Howard University, while also donating $250,000 to Howard’s financial aid program GRACE Grant.

Over the weekend, Durkio took to Instagram to celebrate the donation. 

“I’m the voice this the part they don’t show, I appreciate all the kids who struggling to finish school and needed this blessing,” Durk wrote.

I received the GRACE Grant my last two years at Howard and it was a BLESSING!

Since establishing his Neighborhood Heroes non-profit organization in 2020, Durk last year partnered with Chicago Votes to donate supplies to inmates and workers in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

“It’s obvious, those locked up or working at a correctional facility are going to be at a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19,” Durk said in a statement at the time. “At the end of the day, this disease ain’t to be played with, and everyone should have the basic hygiene necessities to help prevent catching this virus. It only made sense for my foundation (Neighborhood Heroes) to collaborate with Chicago Votes and IDOC.”

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