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Boston’s Berklee College of Music is one of four schools chosen by Beyoncé to participate in the singer’s just-announced scholarship program.

In a note posted Tuesday on her website — the one-year anniversary of the release of her enormously successful “Lemonade” album — Beyoncé said Berklee, Howard University, Spelman College, and Parsons School of Design will each award one scholarship per year to female students studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies.

The Formation Scholars awards, as they’re called, are intended to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.”


In March, Berklee hosted a sold-out concert by Beyoncé’s original all-female band, which included Berklee alums Nikki Glaspie on drums and Rie Tsuji on keyboard.