Bad Gal RiRi Launches Global Scholarship Program
Posted On May 10, 2016
Work, work, work, work, work, and Rihanna will send you to college on scholarship.
Since 2012, the Barbadian singer and songwriter has been giving back in a huge way through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The charity, named after her grandparents, is an international nonprofit organization that, “works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.”
The CLF launched its latest initiative, a global scholarship program that will provide college grants to students from Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, and the U.S., who have been accepted to accredited four-year programs in America.
“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.”
Those selected, based on merit (academic performance, work experience, and community service), a personal essay, and unusual personal or family circumstances, will earn up to $50,000 towards their education, which can be renewed for each of the three additional years of their bachelor’s degree.
Applications are open now until June 10, 2016. The lucky students will be notified by August.
Click here to read more about the Clara Lionel Foundation global scholarship program. Further details of the program can also be found in the video below.