Rihanna has launched a new scholarship program to help students who put in that work, work, work.
Through the Clara Lionel Foundation that she founded in 2012 as a tribute to her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, RiRi has launched a global scholarship program, which sets to reward students from different countries who are going to college in the U.S.
“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” said 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.”
The application for our Global Scholarship Program is now live! Apply here: https://t.co/jXtd7OieF8
— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) May 9, 2016
According to the Clara Lionel Foundation website,
Clara Lionel Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica who plan to continue their education in college in the United States.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender or disability.
Scholarships will vary, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, based on criteria that a committee has put forth. That same team will screen all applicants and come up with a list of 50 finalists. Winners will be revealed by August.
For more on Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, see the informative video below, where she speaks about why she’s decided to help students from around the globe. To sign up for a scholarship, visit the foundation’s website.