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Beyoncé expands scholarship program to HBCUs only, all genders

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 // Apr 16, 2018

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We should have seen it coming considering her unforgettable Coachella performance, with its not-so-subtle nods to HBCU homecomings and Greek letter organizations, but Beyoncé has just announced the second installment of her formerly-titled Formation Scholars Award program, according to Rolling Stone.

Whereas last year's inaugural launch saw four women—from participating schools Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College, and studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies—picked to receive the scholarship, this year's program, now titled the BeyGOOD Initiative's Homecoming Scholars Award, will pick one student from each of these four HBCUs: Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University.

This year, the initiative expands to all qualifying students, regardless of gender. And the associated disciplines expand to include literature, creative arts, African American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering.

Applicants must maintain a 3.5 or better GPA, and the winners will receive $25,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

And students aren't the only ones benefitting from Beyonce's triumphant Coachella showing; following the performance, her most recent album, Lemonade, returned to iTunes Store's Top 10 chart, according to The FADER. It's currently sitting pretty at No.6.

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