On the heels of the one year anniversary release of Lemonade, Beyonce has announced that she is launching a group of scholarships called the “Formation Scholars” awards. The awards specifically are geared to students studying either “creative arts,” music, literature or African-American studies.
Beyonce announced the program on her website, she says that the scholarships are meant “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”
There will be one recipient — either an incoming or current undergraduate or graduate student — at each of the four participating institutions: Boston’s Berklee College of Music; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Parsons School of Design in New York City; and Atlanta’s Spelman College. Two of the schools, Howard and Spelman, are historically black institutions; the other two are geared towards students pursuing creative careers.
The only thing that is not yet known is how much money is tied to each award — i.e., whether or not it is a full scholarship, or if it will simply offset some of the costs of attendance. When those details are released we will be sure to let you know.
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