Beyoncé has donated $100,000 in scholarship monies to the Detroit School for Digital Technology. The award was sponsored by the star’s BeyGood Foundation and was presented to ten children as part of her Renaissance Scholars program.
“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 need,” a Beyoncé rep told the Detroit Free Press.
Opened in 2011 as Astute Artistry, the Detroit School for Digital Technology now offers programs including digital marketing, business information, and medical assistance. “The school’s goal is to provide an affordable, hands-on learning experience that makes students feel more comfortable and less overwhelmed,” according to Metro Times.
Beyoncé made her debut appearance in Detroit in 2018 at Ford Field. This is her second appearance in Detroit. She promised to offer $1 million in scholarships to institutions along her Renaissance World Tour route earlier this year.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the scholarship grant isn’t the singer’s first charity effort in Michigan. She gave $82,000 to Flint water relief efforts in 2016. It featured funds raised by her Formation World Tour supporters. In addition, $1,000 was authorized for 14 Detroit area high school sophomores with college plans.
Beyoncé was expecting to earn more than $2 billion before the tour, according to Forbes. The figures were based on a significant number of fans buying tickets and a high average ticket price of $700.
The Renaissance tour is named after Beyonce’s seventh studio album, which is due out in 2022. It is the singer’s first solo tour since 2016, and Forbes believes that it might make up to $2.4 billion by the time it wraps up in September. The forecasts could be linked to increased fan interest in attending her events, according to US Magazine.