Feminist Alert: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Is Sending Women to College Through Formation Scholars Program
Okay scholars, now let’s get in formation. Ethereal queen of feminist pop music Beyoncé Giselle Knowles is caping for her fellow women with a scholarship program that would send four bright young minds to college.
In celebration of Lemonade’s 1-year anniversary (Side question: Did we ever confirm that Becky has good hair? How many of you all went to Red Lobster after that song came out? Who is still sorry not sorry?), the singer announced the creation of Formation Scholars, which supports women who are “unafraid to think outside of the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.” To be eligible, you’ll have to be enrolled in a program for creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies.
— deray mckesson (@deray) April 25, 2017
Per Vulture, participating schools include HBCUs Spelman College and Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Berklee College of Music. Right now, the program is pretty small but perhaps it will grow larger in time. I’m just glad to see someone with such a huge platform investing in women’s education seeing as countless others around the world refuse to do so.
With people like Betsy “I don’t understand how public schools work” DeVos seemingly okay with needy college students drowning in high-interest loans, programs like this will be more important than ever. Who knows, maybe the next creative genius will rise from this and deliver us from anti-intellectualism through thought-provoking art…or just make some really interesting things. Whatever the case, this is a good thing and deserving of more attention.
Who’s planning to apply? And raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by
Sallie Mae Navient.
(via Vulture, image: screencap)
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