Beyoncé and Jay-Z pause concert to give teen fan $150,000 so she can go to college

Cameras captured the moment Beyoncé and Jay-Z gifted a teen fan a US$100,000 (NZD $150,654) college scholarship as she watched their On The Run II tour from the crowd.

Mikayla Lowry, 17, was caught off-guard as supporting act DJ Khaled took to the stage in Pheonix last week to announce she was the recipient of the grant.

"This is the best part of the night," Khaled said.

"The On the Run tour will acknowledge an extraordinary individual making a difference in this world."

Lowry, an A-grade student, was part of a group attending the concert from a local Boys and Girls Club, and dreamed of becoming a Marine Biologist, Khaled revealed.

He called her “a true role model.”

The teenager was overwhelmed when her name was announced, telling the camera: "I'm so grateful, this is crazy!"

"I wasn't even expecting this, I'm shaking.

"Oh my God, thank you so much!" Lowry added. 

The OTR II scholarship would ensure Lowry could be the first from her family to graduate from college, according to People Magazine.

Beyoncé and Jay Z intend to give away a total of US$1.1 million to students across 11 cities on the tour, through The Shawn Carter Foundation and the BeyGOOD Initiative.


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