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It’s a year on from Lemonade and quite frankly the world hasn’t been the same since. After sufficiently pissing off the Blue Lives Matter brigade, uniting black women worldwide and conceiving two undoubtedly genetically superior humans, Beyoncé has proved that she is amazing yet again.
Showing that she is serious about her message of female empowerment and togetherness, the singer is now offering to pay for the degrees of a selection of young women at four universities in the United States as a part of her #Beygood initiative.
On her website she wrote: “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.”
There will be four Formation Scholars, all of which must be pursuing courses in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies. It will be available to “incoming, current or graduate students” at Howard University, Parsons School of Design, Spelman College, a historically African-Amercian institution, and Berklee College of Music.
Update: Berklee President Roger H. Brown said: “We at Berklee love Beyoncé. As a singer, writer, producer, performer, and humanitarian, Beyoncé is a strong and inspiring role model for our students.” He added: “Her original all-female band included a current professor and two Berklee alumnae. Beyoncé’s support for a female student studying at the Boston or Valencia campus will have an impact on the global music industry, and further Beyoncé’s own mission of artistic excellence and innovative business practices that have made her the most compelling artist of the 21st century.”
Sadly you can’t use this money to join the ‘Politicising Beyoncé’ class at Rutgers University but you can do a songwriting undergraduate degree at Berklee and save $25,000 in your quest for knowledge and learn to write bangers like Beyoncé.
All you have to do is submit a short essay stating how Beyoncé's album Lemonade inspired your educational goals. You can find out more about applications and deadlines from the colleges directly.