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You could become a Formation Scholar.

April 25, 2017

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter — Queen Bey to her fans — announced the launch of her new scholarship for women musicians starting in the academic year of 2017-2018.

The singer will give out four scholarships, one to each of the colleges she has chosen, for a woman who is interested in creative arts or African-American studies. She selected two historically black colleges and two music or arts schools: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Spelman College, and Parsons School of Design.

The undergraduate and graduate scholarships are intended to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident," according to a release on her website. The release did not specify whether the scholarships will offer money for the entirety of a person’s college experience.

Beyoncé announced the launch of this program, known as the Formation Scholars, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her album "Lemonade."

The critically acclaimed artist has long supported female musicians, and her original all-female band included two Berklee alums: Nikkie Glaspie on drums and Rie Tsuji on keyboard, The Boston Globe reported.

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