Beyonce Announces Formation Scholarship Program for Women
To celebrate the one year anniversary of her sixth studio album LEMONADE, Grammy-winning artist Beyonce has decided to give back to some young women in the world with her new scholarship program, which empowers and encourages women to follow their passions and dreams through education.
The Formation Scholars Award will award four college scholarships in the 2017-2018 school year, allowing students to pursue and focus their ambitions in the arts and humanities:
Released on Apri l23, 2016, LEMONADE is Beyonce’s second visual album, following 2013’s eponymous and concept album. Consisting of genres such as R&B, reggae fusion, blues, country and trap, the album featured guest vocals from James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White.
The record was widely acclaimed by critics, who considered it as Beyonce’s best and boldest work to date. Upon its release, LEMONADE debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with sales of 485,000 copies. To date it has sold 1.5 million copies in the United States, making it the country’s third-best-selling album of the year, and 2.5 million worldwide.