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Beyonce To Fund Scholarships At Spelman, 3 Other Colleges

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Beyonce received seven nominations for the 48th annual Image Awards, including entertainer of the year, outstanding female artist and best album, for "Lemonade.” Last week, she topped the Grammy Award nominations with nine bids. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Beyonce is marking the anniversary of her album “Lemonade” by announcing scholarships for black women to attend selected colleges.

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The singer announced that her Formation Scholars Award will go to a single black female student at four schools. The schools are Boston’s Berklee College of Music, New York’s Parsons School of Design and two historically black colleges, Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta’s Spelman College.

The announcement says the scholarships are aimed at encouraging and supporting women “who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative conscious and confident.” The awards specifically are geared to students studying either “creative arts,” music, literature or African-American studies.

The scholarships will be good for the upcoming school year. It was not announced how much money would be given with each award.