According to reports on USATODAYCOLLEGE, Beyonce is now offering to pay college tuition for 4 female students. The Houston native is giving 4 young women a chance to have their tuition fees covered for the year 2017-2018. However, it seems that the scholarship is only available for those studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies.
The purpose of the scholarship is “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident,” according to the official announcement posted on Beyonce’s website. Created to celebrate the one year anniversary of her hit album Formation, the scholarship will see 4 students transformed into change makers. As excitement sweeps over the internet, the Bee Hive is buzzing as many students look into how they could earn themselves a spot as a beneficiary of the scholarship. The scholarship is only valid for students in 4 major universities namely Berklee College of Music, Parsons School of Design, Howard University, and Spelman College.It seems students from the participating colleges are over the moon over the scholarship as they awaiting the opening of the application period.
The Formation scholarship has been applauded by many including former First Lady Michelle Obama who took to twitter to share her excitement. The application submissions period will be announced in May 2017.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 26, 2017