the idea’s not a completely new Beyoncé song. yet the idea’s destined to be a big hit.
The pop star has announced four college scholarships in honor of the one-year anniversary of her “Lemonade” album.
The Formation Scholars program will give awards to “young women who are unafraid to think outside the box as well as are bold, creative, conscious as well as confident,” according to the announcement.
Four schools are participating: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design as well as Spelman College. Both Howard as well as Spelman are historically black universities.
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Each college will have one recipient for the 2017-18 academic year. Incoming, current as well as graduate students who are studying creative arts, music, literature or African American studies are eligible to apply.
Spelman College indicates the one-time award is actually worth $25,000 on its website, which would certainly cover a little more than one semester’s worth of tuition, fees as well as room as well as board. Interested students are asked to submit a portfolio of work as well as answer an essay prompt: “How has LEMONADE inspired your educational goals?”
Participating schools are (not surprisingly) excited about the program. Howard University touted the news on Instagram, while Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown called Beyoncé a “strong as well as inspiring role style” in a statement.
“Lemonade” won a Peabody Award last week, as well as Beyoncé took home two Grammys for her work in February.
sy88pgw (completely new York) First published April 25, 2017: 5:53 PM ET