Just in April, Beyonce announced the launch of her Formation Scholarship, for undergraduate and graduate women attending select schools majoring in the arts or African-American studies.
Well, the winners have been announced the world is just as happy for them as they are for themselves. The finalists were selected by special committees from the participating colleges. The scholarship was a part of an initiative the singer is working on called BeyGOOD, and in celebration of maybe her greatest album yet, Lemonade.
All four of Beyoncé’s Formation Scholars are Black Girls. 💁🏽🌟 pic.twitter.com/QSsz3crFcs
— Jasmyn Lawson (@JasmynBeKnowing) June 16, 2017
Congratulations are in order for Howard University graduate student, Maya Rogers; Spelman College rising senior, Bria Paige, Berklee College of Music sophomore, Sadiya Ramos and Parsons School of Design student, Avery Youngblood.
“Lemonade inspired my Mellon research proposal, ultimately fueling my desire to pursue doctoral studies centered on Black feminist thought and contribute to the evolvement of diverse scholarship within academia,” said Paige in an interview with Spelman College.
These ladies must have exuded tons of creativity, consciousness, and confidence. We’re sure this is only the beginning for Bey’s giving back initiative.