During her visit to Detroit, Michigan, Beyonce blessed 10 students from the Detroit School for Digital Technology with scholarships through her BeyGood Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
She donated $100,000 in scholarship funds as part of her Renaissance Scholars Program. In a statement, the foundation said the contribution is to support the Detroit school for its education style while trying to elevate its students to better opportunities.
BeyGood said “To continue Mrs. Carter’s history of support for student education, we introduce the RENAISSANCE Scholars. 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.”
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.
Through her foundation, Beyonce is also 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. 100 Black entrepreneurs will be selected 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.