It’s the anniversary of Lemonade. Beyonce’s groundbreaking album is still being talked about, recently earning a prestigious Peabody award as,“a sublime piece of work in the scripted television field.” On the anniversary of this epic album, Bey is focused on continuing to take the message of girl empowerment by awarding some very special young women around the country.
Through her website, Beyonce announced a group of scholarships called the, “Formation Scholars“. This scholarship program was created to, “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.” Naturally, these scholarships are geared toward young girls studying creative arts, music, literature, or African American Studies. There will be one award given out at each of the following institutions: Boston’s Berklee College of Music; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Parsons School of Design in New York City; and Atlanta’s Spelman College. Two of these schools are Historically black institutions and the other two are colleges geared toward the arts.
Although there are no details as to the amount of money awarded; anything helps in the world of academics and college expenses. Thank you to artists like Chance the Rapper, Beyonce and a plethora of other artists who continue to support the arts, give back to their communities, and try to make the world a better place by being an influence and making it happen for the betterment of the culture. BRAVO.