Valley teen wins $100,000 scholarship at Beyonce, Jay-Z concert in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - One Trevor Browne High School senior, thought she was headed out for a night of fun with all of her friends.

Imagine her surprise when it turned out to be so much more.

"It was DJ Khaled and he was, you know, doing his DJ stuff," she said. "And, uh, suddenly, he starts talking about the BeyGOOD initiative and the Shawn Carter Foundation."

Seventeen-year-old Mikayla Lowry is one of 12 Youth of the Year honorees the local Boys and Girls Club took to the Beyonce and Jay-Z concert last night.

Mikayla was the only one awarded a $100,000 college scholarship, and it was a total surprise.

"Then he mentions a scholarship that he gives out that they've been giving out at their concerts and he mentions the Boys and Girls club, and that's when I was like, that could possibly be me," Mikayla said.

The Boys and Girls Club nominated the 17-year-old just a few weeks ago. Mikayla has been a member for 11 years and everyone who knows her can vouch for how hard she has worked to get to where she is today.

"She's had a lot of goals with colleges that she would like to go to and then of course she kind of brought it down saying this is what we can really afford to do," said Chantell Lowry, Mikayla's mom. "As a single mom, now she can broaden her horizons."

"So where are you going to go to school?" I asked.

"Either ASU or GCU, but now out of state is an option, so maybe UCLA," Mikayla replied.

Mikayla will be the first person in her family to attend college.