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In honour of the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyoncé has launched a new ‘Formation’ scholarship for young women in four of America’s top universities.

The star announced the initiative in a statement on her website on Tuesday, April 25.

It read, “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.”

The scholarship will be awarded to four incoming or current undergraduate and post-grad students pursuing degrees in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies.

Young women who are attending, or planning to attend, Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College, will be eligible to apply.

According to CNN, the scholarships are worth about $25,000 each.

Hopeful applicants are required to submit a portfolio of work along with an essay answering the question: “How has LEMONADE inspired your educational goals?”

Sounds easy enough, right? 



Rihanna is a woman of many talents; a singer, fashion designer, business woman, and an all-round badass chick – but her latest venture is probably the most rewarding.

The Grammy-winning singer announced yesterday that she's launching a global scholarship program through her nonprofit charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation, to help students pay for college and university.

According to the singer, the new program will support citizens or natives of Brazil, Cuba, Barbados, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana and Jamaica in achieving higher education in the US.

Speaking to USA Today, Ri said: "To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honour."

"Higher education will help provide perspective, opportunities, and learning to a group of kids who really deserve it. I am thrilled to be able to do this."

Rihanna launched the Clara Lionel Foundation back in 2012, and it was created and named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

We think this is such a kind and thoughtful thing to do!