Beyoncé is getting four well-deserved ladies into formation with a scholarship program. The singer announced the Formation Scholars program earlier this week to honor the one-year anniversary of “Lemonade” and will be awarding four women financial support for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College are the schools for which applicants can earn financial reprieve. Spelman’s criteria for the scholarship requires that thestudents write a 300-word essay on how the “Lemonade” album has inspired their educational goals, but the application requirements will be different for each participating school.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the singer for her efforts to help young women receive an education. “Always inspired by your powerful contributions @beyonce. You are a role model for us all. Thank you for investing in our girls,” she captioned her Instagram photo.
Read more about the scholarship here and read Michelle Obama’s post below.
(Photo credit: Beyoncé Instagram account)