Michelle Obama Thanks Beyoncé ‘For Investing In Our Girls’ With Scholarship
Beyoncé’s newly formed scholarship program is getting two thumbs up from Michelle Obama. On Tuesday, the former first lady went on Twitter ― a rare occurrence these days ― to share a heartfelt thank you to the artist for launching Formation Scholars.
“Always inspired by your powerful contributions @Beyonce,” Obama said. “You are a role model for us all. Thank you for investing in our girls.”
Beyoncé announced the launch of Formation Scholars on Monday in celebration of the anniversary of her visual album “Lemonade.” One scholarship each will be awarded to a woman who is “unafraid to think outside the box and [is] bold, creative, conscious and confident” at Berklee College of Music, Parsons School of Design, Howard University and Spelman College.
Since Obama is also dedicated to helping girls pursue an education, it’s no wonder why she’s giving Beyoncé praise. In 2015, Obama launched her Let Girls Learn initiative. The program was started to help young women around the world get access to a better education. Obama is also a huge cheerleader for College Signing Day. Plus, after Beyoncé performed for Obama a few times and collaborated with her for Let’s Move!, it’s safe to say that they’re practically BFFs.
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