It's hard to believe that it's been a full year since Beyoncé's groundbreaking visual album "Lemonade" dropped, awing the fashion, music and pop culture worlds simultaneously with its rich depiction of black womanhood in America. But it has, and Queen Bee is here to make sure that "Lemonade" is a gift that keeps on giving. On Tuesday, she announced on her website that she is establishing educational scholarships called the Formation Scholars in honor of "Lemonade"'s first anniversary.
The Formation Scholars will award four female students from four universities — Parsons School of Design, Berklee College of Music, Howard University and Spelman college — with funding to offset their costs for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is open to female students who are incoming or current graduate or undergraduate students pursuing creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies. The goal of the scholarship is "to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident," according to a statement on Beyoncé's website. Sounds a lot like Bey herself.
Full details about the application process and deadlines have not yet been released by the colleges, but we will update as we have more information.