Throughout the duration of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s On The Run II tour, they have awarded eleven teens $100,000 scholarships from the BeyGood and Shawn Carter Foundations totaling up to over $1 million. The generous donations continued as the couple stopped in Seattle last week.
He was surprised Thursday with the $100,000 scholarship while attending the concert but his story is a little different from other recipients of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s scholarships. Perry is 17-years old and homeless. For the last four years, he has been bouncing around from motels to shelters to living with family in which now he is currently living with friends.
Perry’s situation has even affected him in such a way he once attempted suicide. He is now in a more positive state in which he’s focusing on graduating high school with hopes to attend the University of Oregon to study chemical engineering or computer science. In a video that was posted to beyonce.com, Perry expressed:
“I’m so grateful. I feel so empowered. I’ll be able to go to college. Any college I want.”