It may be hard to believe, but it’s already been a little over a year since Beyonce shocked the world and dropped her stunning, visual album Lemonade. To help celebrate the one-year anniversary of that record, she has decided to give something back to the world, and has officially set up a new scholarship program to benefit young women.
Looking to help what she defines as “Formation Scholars,” the new fund seeks to assist, “female incoming, current or graduating students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies.” The scholarship will help those attending participating universities like the Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College in the 2017-2018 academic year.
You can read the full statement about the scholarship as taken from her official website below.
“To add to the celebration of the one-year anniversary of LEMONADE, Beyonce Knowles-Carter announces the establishment of the Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.
Four scholarships will be awarded, one per college, to female incoming, current or graduating students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies. The schools selected for participation are Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. All details and application deadlines are available directly from the colleges.”