Beyonce and Jay-Z announced donating $1million dollars for scholarships. This will be done via a collaborative effort of Beyonce’s BeyGOOD Initiatives and Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation.
It’s no longer news that the power couple are the wealthiest couple in Showbiz. They are currently on a tour they call ‘On The Run 2’ (OTR II).
They announced that, until the end of the tour, which will be sometime in the first week of October, 2018, 10 exceptional high school seniors with financial needs will be given a hundred thousand dollars each to prepare for college. This is targeted at 2018/2019 session.
This goodwill was launched on Wednesday night, the 19th of September. During the tour, DJ Khaled announced the first lucky winner of $100, 000 USD college scholarship.
She is identified as Mikayla Lowry, a student from Arizona. She was at the tour that night when Dj Khaled announced from the stage that she had won a hundred thousand dollar scholarship. Lowry is said to have had a 3.7 CGPA and an interest in Marine Biology.
She told ABC NEWS after the show at Farm Stadium about the way she felt hearing her name on stage.
“They said my name and I was like, ‘WHAT?'” She added that it felt unreal. Lowry will be the first in her family to attend college.
Beyonce and Jay-Z see this as a way of promoting education and giving back to society.