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Beyoncé Is Starting A Scholarship For Woke Women In College

“Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.”

26/04/2017 12:45 AM AEST | Updated 20/06/2017 2:20 AM AEST

Beyoncé is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her earth-shattering visual album “Lemonade” by helping young women pay for college.

The singer announced her new program Formation Scholars on Monday, named after her powerfully pro-black single “Formation.” The program, as a part of her #BeyGood initiative, will award young ladies “who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident” for the 2017-2018 school year.

One student from each participating school ― Berklee College of Music, Parsons School of Design and historically black college or universities Howard University and Spelman College ― will be selected. Formation Scholars will give four scholarships to an incoming, current or graduate student studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies. 

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 Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” which recently earned the artist a Peabody award, has made an impact on college campuses before. In September, University of Texas at San Antonio offered a class on the album. Professors at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dedicated a full week of workshops to unpacking the album and black womanhood.

Hands down, “Lemonade” is the gift that keeps on giving.

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