To commemorate a year since the release of her album ‘Lemonade’, Beyonce is offering four female students scholarships to college.
Beyonce announced the news on her official website, offering scholarships at four universities for entry next year; Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.
Beyonce’s scholarships will be awarded in the 2017-2018 school year, for students in the creative arts, music and African-American studies. “To encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident,” are just some of the criteria the singer is looking for in a scholar.
The official statement reads:
“To add to the celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyonce Knowles-Carter announces the establishment of Formation Scholar awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, 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 female incoming, current or graduate students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies.”
The announcement has since garnered the approval of former First Lady 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.”