Beyoncé Is Giving $1M to Higher Education During Renaissance World Tour

The superstar's BeyGood Foundation is giving $100,000 each to 10 colleges in cities on her Renaissance World Tour. She's announcing the next recipient this weekend when she performs in Washington, D.C.
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  • Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour kicked off in May and is scheduled to hit 33 cities.
  • After announcing the tour, she committed to donating $1 million to higher education efforts through her BeyGood foundation's Renaissance Scholars program.
  • The program will give 100 students from 10 different schools a $10,000 scholarship.

Who runs the world? Right now, it's Beyoncé — but soon, college students in her Renaissance Scholars program may take the reins.

When the superstar announced her highly anticipated Renaissance World Tour, she also committed to donating $1 million across 10 colleges and universities located in cities she would visit during her tour. The plan is for Beyoncé's Renaissance Scholars program to give each school $100,000 to allocate for scholarships so that 100 students will each receive $10,000 to use toward their education.

So far, seven schools have been announced, and BeyGood's website is hinting that the next school will be in Washington, D.C., where Beyoncé will be performing Aug. 5 and 6.

The schools that have received funding so far include:

  • Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas
  • Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana
  • Institut Français de la Mode in Paris
  • City of Philadelphia Community College
  • Detroit School for Digital Technology

This is not the first time Beyoncé has funded scholarships for students. In 2021, she and her husband, Jay-Z, along with Tiffany & Co., pledged $2 million in scholarship funding for students studying history, communications, or the arts at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).