Beyonce & Jay Z Giving Over $1M In Scholarships To High School Students

Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z are linking their charitable initiatives to fer over $1 million in scholarships to high school students in need help as they head to university. Students that will be chosen through The Boys and Girls Club in cities that the OTR Tour II is hitting up.

According to the press release, the scholarship “will award one exceptional senior high school student, with financial needs, 100K to put toward their enrollment in a college or university for the academic year 2018-2019. The award will serve as a dedicated university-based fund for each selected student throughout the duration the student’s enrollment.”

The eligible cities include Atlanta, OrlandoMiamiArlingtonNew OrleansHoustonPhoenixLos AngelesSan DiegoSanta Clara and Seattle.

Bey and Jay were just recently given the keys to Columbia, South Carolina. “Beyoncé and Jay-Z have contributed tremendously to not only popular culture and the entertainment industry but also to humanitarian aid in the United States and around the world,” Mayor Benjamin said. “We’re delighted to proclaim this day in their name and give them yet another reason to come back to our city.”

Young Guru Giving Away $1 Million In Scholarships For Coding

On Wednesday, (August 22), Young Guru revealed his intent to give away one million dollars in scholarship funding for people color interested in coding.

It is partnership with the Opportunity Hubs and Rodney Sampson, the famed engineer and producer is teaming up with Flatiron School –an incubator dedicated to the tech and coding arena. With the new initiative, Guru is embarking on a six-city Tech to Wealth tour that kicked f on Thursday, August 24 in Atlanta and will conclude on October 3rd in Seattle.

It isn’t the first time that Guru has acknowledged the ties found in his musical background and the importance innovation through technology. Back in 2013, Guru teamed up with Google to promote the experimental Google Glass in which he used the smart headgear to create a beat. This time around, he’s putting his money where his mouth is in a major way.

“The technologies we have, some them are better than what we’ve imagined on Star Trek,” Guru told Highsnobiety in ’13. “Those types things, as an engineering feat, are amazing. Also, what these technologies do in terms power, what they give to the user and to the artist in terms creative power, is just incredible.”

He would add onto the satisfaction he gets in promoting an environment academic enrichment for students: “That’s one my big things now, I actually love teaching. I like to look at a student and explain a concept, and to see that moment where the “Oh! I get it!” thing comes to their face, that’s a great feeling.

You have to speak in a language that the student can understand. If you truly understand a concept you could explain it to a baby.”

Mike WiLL Made-It & Slim Jxmmi Donate $100K To Recent High School Grads

It’s been a major year for both Mike WiLL Made-It and Rae Sremmurd. After releasing Sr3mm, Uncle Jxm announced that he’d be giving away $10K to five students as part his scholarship initiative. Mike WiLL was also part the effort and now, the two them have announced who will be the recipients their scholarship give-away.

Mike WiLL and Slim Jxmmi have announced the ten individuals who will receive scholarships through the Making Wishes Matter Foundation. The two artists teamed up to donate $100K in total scholarships to ten recent high school graduates throughout America. Mike Will is the man behind the Making Wishes Matter. Mike WiLL’s launched the Making Wishes Matter foundation alongside his family to help people in the Atlanta community.

Those who were granted the scholarship intend on going to some the most well-respected schools in the U.S. such as Clark Atlanta University, University Illinois, among others.

The Instagram post revealed that, “The winners were selected based on their career goals and objectives, proven leadership capabilities, community contributions and overall scholastic achievement.”

Both Mike WiLL and Slim Jxmmi donated $10K to five students each.

Peep the list recipients below.

Mike WiLL Made-It Scholars for 2018:

LaNia Calhoun
HometownCleveland, Ohio
College: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Major: Information Technology

Adia Ferrell
HometownWoodstock, GA
College: San Diego State University
Major: Biology

Cregory Nance
HometownCordele, Georgia
College: Clark Atlanta University
Major: Biology

Ethan Voss
HometownTracy, Minnesota
College: University Minnesota – Twin Cities
Major: English

Kennedi Wilson
HometownCharlotte, North Carolina
College: Auburn University
Major: Biomedical Sciences

The Jxmmi Scholars for 2018 include:

Nancy Castillo C.
HometownHawthorne, CA
College: University California, San Diego
Major: Environmental Engineering

Neal Dadlani
HometownBloomingdale, Illinois
College: University Illinois @ UrbanaChampaign
Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology

Morgan McManus
HometownFlorence, SC
College: Clemson University
Major: Public Health Sciences, Pre- pression Health Studies Concentration

Woomy Michel
HometownOrlando, Florida
College: Clark Atlanta University
Major: Biomedical Engineering/Mathematics with a minor in French

Sebastian Pease
HometownRacine, WI
College: CSU-Fort Collins
Major: Horticulture