Beyoncé Announces Scholarships for Female College Students

Beyoncé Announces Scholarships for Female College Students

Paying for college is no small feat, but Beyoncé wants to lessen the burden for four deserving ladies.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of "Lemonade's" release, the singer Tuesday announced her latest endeavor: the Formations Scholars awards, created "to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident."

To qualify for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must be an incoming, current or graduate female college student, majoring in either creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies at one of four colleges: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.

Think the Queen Bey-funded opportunity applies to you? Just write a short essay about how the "Lemonade" album has inspired your educational goals. The excact dollar amount wasn't quoted in the announcement, but a statement by Berklee College puts it at $25,000.

Many Americans currently face crippling student loan debt, and celebrities have taken note – and action. Oprah, Angelina Jolie, Serena Williams, Madonna and Shakira have left their mark by opening or funding schools worldwide. And earlier this year, Chance the Rapper donated $1 million to Chicago public schools to support the arts and after-school programs.

But a Beyoncé-funded scholarship? That's "irreplaceable."

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