Credit: JB Lacroix/WireImage
Credit: JB Lacroix/WireImage
Credit: JB Lacroix/WireImage

Rihanna is about to reward college students for working hard in school with a college scholarship program!

Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation back in 2012 to honor her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. Through that foundation, she has launched a global scholarship program to reward students from different countries who want to go to college in the United States.

Rihanna said, “To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor, 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.”

Students in countries like Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana and Jamaica are able to receive the reward if they are accepted “into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the 2016-2017 year,” according to USA Today.

Scholarships range from $5,000 to $50,000 depending on several factors. Rih’s team will look over every applicant and will pick 50 finalists, and will reveal the winners by August.

According to the founder’s website, the rewards can be renewed.

Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) each semester.”

Rihanna has been working very hard with her Puma deal, her new album Anti, and her scholarship program. This is a great way to give back and help others. Check out the video below of Rih explaining why she chose to help students around the world.

Written By: Adia Taylor

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