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Rihanna Announces College Scholarship Program

For international students continuing education in America

Jason Kempin // Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation

Rihanna wants to reward students who work, work, work, work, work, work hard.

The singer is launching a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation, an organization she founded in 2012 (and named as a tribute to her grandparents) that aims to improve the quality of life for families and students in areas of health, education, arts and culture.

The scholarship will range from $5,000 to $50,000 and will reward international students who plan to continue their college education in America. According to USA Today, those from Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica are eligible if they’ve earned acceptance “into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the 2016-2017 year.” However, the awards can be renewed up until the degree is earned, but are “contingent upon satisfactory academic performance.”

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.”

Winners will be revealed in August. You can apply here.

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