Rihanna Announces Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program

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Rihanna has already taken the music industry by storm, and now the Bajan superstar has set her sights on philanthropy.

The international pop superstar recently announced her scholarship program made to send well deserving students to college.

The “Needed Me” singer is awarding up to $50,000 through her Clara Lionel Foundation for students in Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the U.S.

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Via: USAToday 

The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has announced a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which will award scholarships to international and U.S. students going to college in the U.S.

“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” says Rihanna. “Higher education will help provide perspective, opportunities and learning to a group of kids who really deserve it. I am thrilled to be able to do this.”

In order to be eligible, applicants must be residents of Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the U.S., and have already been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the 2016-2017 year.

Applications for the full-tuition grant are open now through June 10, 2016.

A committee will screen 50 finalists based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and a personal essay, and the scholarship winners will be announced by August, 2016.

The scholarship is based on need and the number of students will vary, but the goal is to accept as many students as possible, according to the announcement. Scholarships granted will range from $5,000 to $50,000 and may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.