Announcing Beyoncé's New Scholarship Program

Elizabeth Hoyt

April 26, 2017

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Get in formation, girls! Beyoncé’s giving away scholarships. Here’s yet another thing to love about Queen Bey: the award-winning singer (and actress) has announced that she’s celebrating the one year anniversary of her illustrious Lemonade album with a scholarship program entitled, “Formation Scholars.” The title of the scholarship program is clearly a nod to her most recent tour, the Formation World Tour, which she embarked on after her Lemonade album. The visual album was well-received and was recognized with awards, including the distinguished Peabody Award and was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys where she also performed.
The new scholarship program launches in time for the 2017-2018 academic year. According to Beyoncé’s website, the scholarship program was created “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”
Throughout her extensive career, Beyoncé has been a strong supporter and advocate for young women, with an emphasis on encouraging both educational and professional goals. The site also details that the program will consist of four scholarships which will be awarded to one special student at each of the following schools: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College. The four scholarships are available to incoming, current or graduate female students who are pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies.
Here are the details of the scholarship:

Formation Scholars Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Female High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies The Formation Scholars Award is available to female students who are enrolled at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design or Spelman College. You must be majoring in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Formation Scholars Award. Interested in applying for this scholarship opportunity? You can find further details, like application deadlines, directly from the four colleges listed above.