Beyoncé announces college scholarship for women in honor of ‘Formation’ anniversary

  • On Monday evening, Beyoncé updated her website with the announcement of a new scholarship in honor of the anniversary of her landmark album Lemonade.
  • The scholarship, called Formation Scholars, will “support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”
  • Four scholarships will be awarded to four undergraduate or graduate students at eligible schools. Only one student per school will be chosen. 
  • Beyoncé chose two historically black colleges, Howard and Spelman, and two arts-focused colleges, Berklee School of Music and Parsons School of Design, as the institutions where the scholarships are available. Read more (4/25/17)

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We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, "You can have ambition, but not too much, you should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man.” Because I am female I’m expected to aspire to marriag, I’m expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage And we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men, we teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.“