Beyoncé and JAY-Z have announced a $1 million scholarship to help high school seniors continue with their studies. According to the couple’s representatives, the scholarship will award $100,000 to “one exceptional senior high school student, with financial needs.”
The award will operate via The BeyGOOD Initiative and The Shawn Carter Foundation. Applicants who wished to be considered must demonstrate “academic excellence and show financial needs that would make it hard for them to enter a college or university for the academic year 2018-2019.” The total sum will be “put toward their enrollment in a college or university.”
A total of 11 students across 11 cities will be selected by the non-profit organization, Boys and Girls Club of America. Those chosen must reside in one the of the following US cities where The Carters have performed stages for their On the Run II tour: Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Arlington, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clara, and Seattle.
Both Beyoncé and JAY-Z have awarded scholarships to students in the past. Bey, more recently, announced a $25,000 Homecoming Scholars Program for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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