Beyonce to offer college scholarships for female students
Beyonce’s Formation Scholars programme to give awards to ‘young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident’education Updated: Apr 26, 2017 12:16 IST
New York: In honour of the one-year anniversary of her iconic Lemonade album, pop star Beyonce has announced four college scholarships.
Lemonade won the Peabody Award last week, which recognises distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio and television stations and Beyonce bagged two Grammys for phenomenal work in February.
The Formation Scholars programme will give awards to “young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident,”the singer announced.
Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College are the four schools participating. Both Howard and Spelman are historically black universities.
Each college will have one recipient for the 2017-18 academic year. Also, incoming, current and graduate students who are studying creative arts, music, literature or African American studies are eligible to apply, reports CNN.
Spelman College informs on its website that the one-time award is worth $25,000, which would cover a little more than one semester’s worth of tuition, fees and room and board.
Those interested must submit a portfolio of work and answer an essay prompt: “How has LEMONADE inspired your educational goals?”