has just announced that she is marking the first anniversary of the release of her award-winning album Lemonade
in a unique way
"To add to the celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lemonade
, 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," read a statement on the star's eponymous website
The singer is collaborating with to the following institutions to run the scholarships ;
Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College, all of which are in the States. "Four 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," she explained.