Beyoncé Launches New Scholarship for Female Students

In celebration of the one-year anniversary of her award-winning album, “Lemonade,” singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has established the Formation Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year. Spelman is one of four colleges participating in the program, with one scholar to be chosen from each institution. The other academic institutions are the Berklee College of Music, Howard University and Parsons School of Design. The goal of the one-time award of $25,000 is to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box, and who are bold, creative, conscious and confident.” Eligible Spelman students must be incoming, first-year or currently enrolled students majoring in creative arts, music, literature, African-American studies or women’s studies. Other requirements include a 3.5 GPA, evidence of work in the field of study, and a short essay (maximum of 300 words) on how the album “Lemonade” inspired the applicant’s educational goals. All application materials must be submitted by 12 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 12. Read more about the scholarship at Spelman Scholarships.

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