Meet The Ladies Who “Got In Formation” And Are The First Recipients Of Beyoncé’s Scholarship Fund

June 17, 2017  |  

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On Thursday, the Beygood Foundation announced that four phenomenal women got in formation and will receive $25,000 towards their education because of it. To receive the woman-only scholarship the women had to maintain a 3.5 GPA and write about how Beyoncé’s Lemonade inspired them in their educational pursuits.

Huff Post reports that four black women were chosen. Maya Rogers and Bria Paige both attend historically black colleges and universities. Rogers is a graduate student studying music therapy at Howard University and Paige is an English major currently enrolled at Spelman College. The other two recipients are artists in their own right. Sadiya Ramos is a sophomore studying dance at Berklee College of Music and second-year student, Avery Youngblood is studying graphic design at Parsons School of Design.

In a press release, Paige said Lemonade was behind her decision to “pursue doctoral studies centered on black feminist thought”:

“As I prepare to enter into my junior year at Spelman College, I walk with new purpose as I work to redefine and transform academia, specifically infusing creativity, innovation and popular culture into scholarship.”

“Similar to Beyoncé, I aim to merge two worlds, considered to be complete opposites, to create my own genre of scholarship.”

Congrats ladies! The women will all receive $25,000 towards their education. You can learn more about The Formation Scholarship and this year’s recipients here.

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