Beyonce Came to Slay — and Pay — Your College Tuition

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Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour, July 5, 2016. Andrew White/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Photo

Are you ready to get in formation?

Beyoncé just announced a college scholarship program called — what else?— Formation Scholars.

As if the internet could love Queen Bey anymore…

We think it’s awfully generous, considering the star soon has to start saving for college for three future scholars of her own…


The Formation Scholar announcement comes near the one-year anniversary of Queen Bey’s album “Lemonade.” For the 2017-2018 academic year, the awards will “support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”

Got it in you?

The program will award four scholarships, one per college, to female students at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.

Incoming, current or grad students can apply. You have to be studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies.

How to Apply for Beyoncé’s Scholarship

Details and application deadlines will be available through the colleges, so check these pages or contact your target school’s financial aid office for more information:

If Queen Bey’s Scholarship isn’t Right for You

Not seeing your school or major here? Check out our massive list of 100 college scholarships — you’re bound to find the help you need!

Either way, it’s time to add “Lemonade” to your TIDAL queue and celebrate one helluva year for Queen Bey. Bless up. (Am I saying that right?)

Your Turn: Have you ever applied for a weird college scholarship?

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post,, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

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