While on their OTR II Tour, Beyoncé and Jay-Z (through BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation) announced a new scholarship program to award exceptional senior high school students with financial needs. Each recipient will receive a scholarship award of $100K to put toward their college enrollment, and the award will serve as a dedicated university-based fund for each selected student throughout the duration of their enrollment.
The recipients will be chosen by Boys and Girls Club of America, in the following OTR II markets: Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Arlington, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clara, and Seattle.
BeyGOOD is Beyoncé's charity initiative, created during the Mrs. Carter World Tour back in 2013. In addition to giving out scholarships, BeyGOOD also works with other local charities to help fundraise and raise awareness for local causes. Her charity has also pledged to help UNICEF bring clean water to the country of Burundi.
The Shawn Carter Foundation was founded as a public charity in 2003 by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and his mom, Gloria Carter. Since the Foundation’s inception, over $4 million has been raised to support initiatives that empower youth and communities in need. The foundation’s programs offer scholarships, college prep and exposure, international exposure, professional development, and support for community and goodwill initiatives.
The deadline for this scholarship VARIES each year, and the award amount is usually up to $100,000.