Just one year ago, Beyoncé released the critically exalted Lemonade visual album that satiated our thirst for the representation of Black womanhood, intimacy, sexuality, kinship, fidelity and forgiveness.
And to honor the one-year life of the Grammy Album of the Year-nominated opus, Queen Bey is also fittingly honoring the “bold,” the “creative,” the “conscious” and the “confident” with a scholarship for college girls.
Released via her eponymous website, Bey calls all “Formation Scholars” to attention on the announcement, revealing that four scholarships will be awarded to select universities aiding female college students pursuing select majors. The grant will also arrive during the 2017-2018 academic year in support of young incoming, current and graduate students.
“Four scholarships will be awarded, one per college, to female incoming, current, or graduate students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies,” the official scholarship statement reads. “The schools selected for participation are Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.”
Interested students, the statement concludes, will be able to access specific details and application deadlines from their respective university. Considering that Queen Bey has been especially gracious in good deeds this year, we’re happy to know she’s making even more impact on the educational world, too!
See the official announcement below.
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