Get in formation, scholars.
Queen Bey has made her picks for her inaugural scholarship program, Formation Scholars.
And the effects of Beyoncé’s generosity are being felt in New York City, as Avery Youngblood, a second-year student at the Parsons School of Design at The New School, is one of the four lucky winners.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Youngblood is studying graphic design, after completing an undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she studied linguistics and comparative studies in race and ethnicity, according to a news release.
She and the other winners — Sadiya Ramos from the Berklee College of Music; Maya Rogers from Howard University; and Bria Page from Spelman College — were selected on the basis of their GPA and on the strength of their essays about how Beyoncé’s’ “Lemonade” influenced their educational pursuits, the news release said.
The annual scholarships will be awarded to students studying music, literature, African-American studies and creative arts.