Earlier today, Rihanna announced a new international and U.S. college scholarship program that will help students earn a higher education. She is running the program through her Clara Lionel Foundation. She shared the news on Instagram.
I’m very honored to announce the launch of the @ClaraLionelFDN’s Global Scholarship Program today!!! Congrats to the class of 2016!! Apply now –> scholarsapply.org/claralionelfdn #CLFGlobalScholashipProgram
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The international program will assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica who plan to continue their education at a college in the United States, according to the scholarship’s website. The opportunity is available to students who are enrolled in a four-year college during the 2016-2017 school year, and scholarships will range from $5,000 to $50,000.
“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” Rihanna said in a statement released to USA Today. “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.”
Rihanna has been busy recently, scoring a No. 1 track on the Billboard charts and hitting up cities on her ANTI World Tour. She has brought Drake out for a few of the tour stops during shows in Miami, Los Angeles, and Toronto where they have performed “Work” together. She also just dropped a new song with Calvin Harris, “This Is What You Came For.” Harris shared a teaser for the track’s music video over the weekend with a clip of Rihanna getting completely turnt in her chair as she was getting her nails done.
Find out more about how to apply for a scholarship through Rihanna’s foundation here.