A year has passed since Lemonade dropped and revolutionized music, film, fashion and political activism. Now, as she celebrates the anniversary of her most acclaimed work yet, Beyoncé has announced he creation of the Formation Scholars—full college scholarships for four young women—one for each of the participatings institutions: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.
"To add to the celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announces the establishment of Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident," her site explains.
Scholarships may only be used by women for the study of creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies. The funding is part of the #BeyGOOD initiative, an organization which has in the past provided funding for such causes as those affected by the Flint water crisis and to homeless populations and sick children around the world.