Entertainment Beyoncé launches scholarship program, NYC’s Parsons participates Beyoncé has launched a university scholarship program and New York City students can benefit. Photo Credit: Getty Images for NARAS / Christopher Polk By Keira Alexander email@example.com @keira_alexander Updated April 25, 2017 3:23 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Queen Bey is launching BeyU — and New York students are set to benefit. The 35-year-old star announced Tuesday — as part of “Lemonade’s” one-year anniversary celebration — the establishment of the Formation Scholars, designed “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident,” according to a statement on beyonce.com. “Four scholarships will be awarded, one per college, to female incoming, current or graduate students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies” for the 2017-2018 academic year. Manhattan’s Parsons School of Design is one of the four colleges partaking in the program — the Greenwich Village-based school, part of The New School, is famous for its fashion design program and boasts past attendees such as Donna Karan, Alexander Wang, Jenna Lyons, Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs, among many others. The other colleges to host Formation Scholars will be Washington, D.C.’s Howard University, Berklee College of Music in Boston and Atlanta’s Spelman College. “All details and application deadlines are available directly from the colleges,” the statement said. By Keira Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org @keira_alexander Keira has been amNewYork's style and entertainment editor since 2015, covering beauty, fashion, décor, celebrity news and all things entertainment. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.