Beyonce to Launch a Scholarship Program For Young Women Called ‘Formation’

Beyonce is no fool. She knows and remembers where she came from, which is why she is giving back in the best way possible: by launching a scholarship program for young women on the one-year anniversary of her award-winning visual album Lemonade.

The Formation Scholars program will begin sometime 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.”

According to, “For scholarships will be awarded, one per college, to female incoming, current or graduate students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies. The schools selected for participation are Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Superman College. All details and application deadlines are available directly from the colleges.”

The announcement does not specify the scholarships’ financial worth, but the singer’s support and encouragement in helping women succeed in school is finely noted.

In 2013, she helped launch Gucci’s Chime of Change, a campaign intended to empower young women.

She said to Vogue at the time: “I have always felt strongly about equal opportunity for women. Girls have to be taught from early on that they are strong and capable of being anything they want to be. It’s up to us to change the statistics for women around the world. I’m honored to be in the company of women who live fearlessly and set an example for the next generation of young ladies.”