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Michelle Obama Co-Signs Beyonce’s Formation Scholarship

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Beyoncé has decided to celebrate the one year anniversary of her album lemonade by announcing that she will now be offering a scholarship program for young college women studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies. The only limitations for the recipients of this scholarship is that the women should be an incoming, current or graduate students at one of four US universities: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. ( other application details are available directly from the colleges). Beyonce released a statement on her website saying that she wants the scholarships “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box women who are bold, creative, conscious and confident”.The initiative caught the attention of former First Lady Michelle Obama, who tweeted: “Always inspired by your powerful contributions Beyonce. You are a role model for us all. Thank you for investing in our gi Obama launched her own education initiative, Let Girls Learn, in 2015, which aims to assist young women around the world and give them greater access to education.”

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It is also noted that the charity was created in partnership with activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban after demonstrating girls’ rights to go to school. I’m sure this scholarship will be very helpful to the young woman who receive it allowing them to pursue a career in the arts they probably would be able to otherwise