Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Announces the Winners of The Formation Scholars Award for the 2017-2018 Academic Year Through Her BeyGOOD Initiative

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$25,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO WOMEN STUDENTS FROM BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN AT THE NEW SCHOOL AND SPELMAN COLLEGE

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announced the four winners of The Formation Scholars Award for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The establishment of the merit scholarship program was announced on April 24, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of LEMONADE, her critically-acclaimed and globally-lauded visual album, through her BeyGOOD initiative.

Current and incoming female undergraduate and graduate students at Berklee College of Music, including those enrolled at the college’s campuses in Boston and Valencia, Spain, Berklee online and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Howard University in Washington, DC, Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York City, and Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, were eligible for the scholarships.

The Formation Scholars award encourages and supports young women who are bold, creative, conscious, confident and unafraid to think outside the box.  Students’ disciplines included creative arts, music, literature and African-American studies. All applicants maintain a 3.5 GPA or above and submitted a short essay stating how LEMONADE inspired their educational goals.  All finalists and winners were selected by committees from the colleges and universities.