Rihanna Announces Scholarship Program



After her fans helped her take her new album Anti to the top of the Billboard Charts, Rihanna is giving back in a big way.

On Monday, the “Work” singer announced a new scholarship fund through her Clara Lionel Foundation, which was created in honor of her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The fund will reward students from Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica and the U.S. who have been accepted into a four-year college in the U.S. The scholarships will range from $5,000 to $50,000, and will be renewed for three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned.

Applications for this year’s scholarships will be accepted through June 10. “To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” Rihanna said in a statement. “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.”

For more information on the program, you can view Rihanna’s official announcement in the informative video below.

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