To Mark The Anniversary Of ‘Lemonade,' Beyoncé Committed To Helping Young Women Create Their Own Masterpieces

Get in formation and start your application.

In honor of International Lemonade Day, Beyoncé dropped some major news. No, unfortunately, it wasn't a new album that we are keeping on repeat until the end of time — it was something even better.

April 23 marked the one-year anniversary of the day Lemonade, Queen Bey's visual and concept album, dropped on HBO and completely changed the world of music forever. So yesterday, April 24, the 35-year-old announced the Formation Scholars program.



According to a release on Mrs. Knowles-Carter's website, the Formation Scholars program is for the 2017-18 academic year and is meant to "encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident."

There will be four scholarships awarded to a female incoming, current, or graduate students at the following colleges: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College — with one distributed per institution.

Courtesy: beyonce.com

Additionally there is a focus on young women studying liberal arts degrees like creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies. This is great because there's a big push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (aka STEM) degrees these days and now, more than ever, arts education is super important.

Per Beyoncé's site, all details and application deadlines are available directly from the colleges.

(H/T: EW)

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