To celebrate the the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyoncé has announced a new scholarship awards program for young women studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies.
The Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year have been created 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 females incoming, current or graduate students. 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.
The initiative caught the eye of Michelle Obama, who tweeted: “Always inspired by your powerful contributions Beyonce. You are a role model for us all. Thank you for investing in our girls.”
Read the full statement at Beyonce’s website