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Meet the winners of Beyoncé's Formation Scholars programme

The Queen have spoken and wants you to take action and shine.
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Last April,  Beyoncé launched a brilliant education initiative, in celebration of her album Lemonade, to continue her project of female encouragement and fight against racial prejudice.

Titled "Formation Scholars", Beyonce distributes funds to fund scholarships for four renowned US universities: Berklee College (California), Howard University (Washington), Parsons School of Design (In New York) and Spelman College (in Georgia).

The search was focused on students with interests in art, music, literature, and African-American studies and now the Queen has spoken.

Four winners were selected for each universities and each won USD25,000 for their studies, as follows:

Maya Rogers

Maya Rogers, the songwriter and vocalist who has already faced a serious brain disease will continue her studies in Howard in the area of ​​music therapy. 

According to her, music is a powerful tool to alleviate physical and emotional illnesses.

Sadiya Ramos

Sadiya Ramos, dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will be heading to Berkley with her scholarship.

Dedicated to dance, she has trained with professors such as Arthur Mitchel of the Dance Theater of Harlem .

Bria Paige

Opted for Spelman College, Bria Paige will deepen her English language studies directed at the feminism of black women. 

Experiencing Beyoncé's music breaks the boundary between personal and political, influencing culture around the world," she said.

Avery Youngsblood

While Avery Youngsblood has chosen to pursue studies at the Parsons School of Design in New York, where she will continue to focus on social interaction in multicultural societies.


For more information and to apply for the next Formation Scholars, visit



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