Beyoncé and JAY-Z are lighting up stages across the US with their joint OTR II tour. The dynamic duo has decided to donate some the concert earnings create a scholarship between The BeyGOOD Initiative And The Shawn Carter Foundation.
This back to school season, students in OTRll Tour markets, who are preparing for college, will be chosen by Boys and Girls Club of America. Qualified students 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.
Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, created the Formation Scholars Award, a merit program, in 2017 to help female students start or further their college education, and this year announced the Homecoming Scholars Award, a second merit program, opened to qualified students, regardless of gender, to enter or continue their studies at one of eight HBCUs.
The seniors must be in one of the cities in the U.S. where the On The Run Tour II, is heading next as well. This includes Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Arlington, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clara, and Seattle. The Boys and Girls Club of America in the coinciding city will decide on the winner who gets the $100,000 in their city. With eleven cities, Bey and Jay will give out a total of $1.1 million.
The Carters have had a long history of helping students with The Shawn Carter Foundation spearheading college tours to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and providing scholarships to college-bound students nationwide.