BEYONCE HAS marked the one-year anniversary of Lemonade by announcing a scholarship to support young women.
Formation Scholars is a joint venture between Beyoncé and her management company, Parkwood and will support young women who are “unafraid to think outside the box, bold, creative, conscious, and confident.”
Four women will benefit from the scholarship during the 2017-2018 academic year with applications open now.
Students at Howard University, Spelman, Berklee College of Music, and Parsons School of Design are eligible with applicants required to be incoming, current, or graduates studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American Studies.
Each school will have one scholarship to award and women who are selected will be granted $25,000 each, according to a Berklee spokeswoman.
“To add to the celebration of the one-year anniversary of LEMONADE, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announces the establishment of Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box are bold, creative, conscious and confident.
“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,” they said.