When life hands you lemons…
Twitter – Ok. EVERYONE, was SHOOK last week when it was announced that Beyoncé created a Formation Scholarship for women who attend Howard University, Berklee College of Music, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. Although there were no rumors of the scholarship beforehand, once the news broke, the internet did as well. The Formation Scholarship was created to celebrate the anniversary of Beyoncé’s groundbreaking album that released last April, Lemonade, which had all the ladies in formation all year. According to Beyonce.com, the scholarship is “to support and encorage young women who are unafraid to think outside of the box, and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.”
If you are not familiar, Formation was the controversial debut single from the album. The video was released first, and in true Beyoncé fashion, it was unexpected! In the hit song, Queen Bey dismissed the old rumors that she is a member of the Illuminati, praised her African features, and indulged in a little humble-not-so-humble-bragging. The cherry on top was that the video was unapologetically BLACK AF! As expected, folks were mad. It was set in Post-Katrina New Orleans, and there were scenes with Beyoncé and Serena Williams sitting on thrones, Beyoncé laying on top of a sinking New Orleans Police Department squad car, and narration from Messy Mya and Big Freedia. NEED. I. SAY. MORE?
Beyoncé went on to dominate the rest of 2016, and inspire women of all ages across the globe. Especially, Black women. She has been known for her philanthropic acts long before the release of Lemonade. She has supported mothers of Black children who were killed by police officers, donated to several relief funds, and most recently, she received the Peabody Award.
If you attend one of the four eligible schools, and you think you have what it takes, do not hesitate to apply for this amazing opportunity.
Each scholarship receipient will receive $25,000 for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year! For more information, visit www.Beyonce.com.