Beyonce & JAY-Z Surprise Arizona Teen With $100,000 College Scholarship During OTR II Show
As part of their ongoing efforts to promote education, JAY-Z and Beyoncé handed out their latest life-changing scholarship on Wednesday night (Sept. 19) to Arizona teen Mikayla Lowry. According to ABC 15, Lowry was at the couple's OTR II tour date in Glendale, Arizona, when DJ Khaled announced from the stage that she had something special for the student with a 3.7 GPA and an interest in marine biology.
"They said my name and I was like, 'WHAT?'," Lowry said after the show at State Farm Stadium about the $100,000 college scholarship. "It just felt unreal." Lowry will be the first person in her family to attend college thanks to the scholarship from the Shawn Carter Foundation and the BeyGOOD Initiative, which have handed out more than $1 million in scholarships in 11 cities on previous OTR II dates this year to high-achieving high school students with financial needs.
The senior at Trevor Browne High School was one of 19 Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix who attended the show for free.
Watch the special moment below.