As part of celebrations marking one year since the release of her album LEMONADE, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has launched a scholarship to sponsor women’s university education in the US.
The singer announced the establishment of Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will help candidates gain arts degrees at selected institutions.
The initiative forms part of her #BeyGOOD charity initiatives and promotes the message LEMONADE’s female empowerment ethos.
The programme will seek to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident”, a statement on her website reads.
Four scholarships will be awarded, one per college, to incoming, current or graduate female students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies.
The schools selected for participation are Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College. Interested parties can find more information about the scholarship award on the university’s websites.