Not only is Beyoncé wowing her fans with her Renaissance World Tour, but she’s also giving back to a few cities. During her visit to Detroit, Michigan, Bey blessed 10 students from the Detroit School for Digital Technology scholarships through her BeyGood Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
According to WFGR, she donated $100,000 in scholarship funds as part of her Renaissance Scholars Program.
“To continue Mrs. Carter’s history of support for student education, we introduce the RENAISSANCE Scholars,” BeyGood said in an online statement. “Education has always been a focus pillar for Mrs. Carter. After announcing her highly anticipated RENAISSANCE World Tour, she committed $1M to support education through the RENAISSANCE Scholars program to impact 10 Colleges/ Universities worldwide, where 100 students will receive $10,000 scholarships.”
Bey supports the Detroit school for its education style while trying to elevate its students to better opportunities. Along with DSDT, BeyGood donated to Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Jackson State University in Mississippi, Alabama State University, Grambling State University in Louisiana, Institut Français de la Mode in France, and there is also a plan to donate to a college in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
“We were delighted to spend the morning with the Detroit School for Digital Technology and announce that @dsdttech will receive 100K in Renaissance scholarship funds to support students with financial needs. Your commitment to education and elevating your students and communities inspires us,” BeyGood announced. “To the Renaissance superstars, we appreciate you taking time out of your busy tour schedules to share your journeys. Your presence was a gift!”
Bey furthered her philanthropy through her foundation by offering $10K grants to small businesses and entrepreneurs needing funding due to economic inequalities. BeyGood and the National Minority Supplier Development Council are partners in supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners and have committed $1 million toward several activations, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, London and two additional unnamed international cities. 100 Black entrepreneurs will be selected in each town to attend the Black Parade Route luncheons; 1,000 small businesses will be provided with grant opportunities and business sustainability support services, and $100,000 in grants provided per city for small business relief.