In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lemonade (can you believe it?), Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is awarding college scholarships for the 2017-2018 year to four lucky women studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at Parsons School of Design, Berklee College of Music, Howard University, and Spelman College. One woman at each university will be awarded the Formation Scholarship and don’t freak out or anything, but they’ll probably get to meet Beyoncé. I mean, right? Yeah, they’ll definitely get to meet Beyoncé.
According to a statement on Beyoncé’s website, the scholarship program seeks to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.” If that’s you (and why shouldn’t it be?) and you happen to attend one of the four aforementioned colleges, well, what are you waiting for? According to the statement, all details and application information are available on each school’s respective website, so get after it, because the only thing better than free money for school is getting to shake hands with Beyoncé.
According to a report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Lemonade was the best-selling album of 2016, with over 2.5 million copies sold worldwide. And given the fact that Queen Bey is basically an angel, it only makes sense that she’d use some of the cash from those sales to help young, creatively-inclined women. Okay, ladies, now let’s get education.