Beyonce has announced she will be offering four US students scholarships to mark a year since her album release.
The singer is commemorating the release of Lemonade by giving college places in the creative arts, music, literature and African-American studies.
In a statement on her website, Beyonce said the scholarships are designed to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box”.
They will be available at four universities for entry next year.
The students will be called Formation Scholars, named after one of the tracks on her 2016 album.
Lemonade was Beyonce’s sixth studio album and her second visual album and came with individual music videos for each track.
Four scholarships will be awarded, one per college, to female incoming, current or graduate students
The full statement reads: “To add to the celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyonce Knowles-Carter announces the establishment of Formation Scholar awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.
“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.”
“The schools selected for participation are Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.”