Rihanna Launches Global Scholarship Program Through Clara Lionel Foundation

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If you’re willing to put in that work (work, work, work, work) Ms. Fenty just may pay your way through college. Today, the Rihanna announced a new global scholarship program, through her Clara Lionel Foundation which she founded to honor her late grandmother Dolly in 2012. The program will  assist students from various countries ( Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, and the U.S. ) who have applied and have already been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the 2016-2017 year. Those selected, based on need, will earn between $5,000 and $50,000 towards their education, which can be renewed for each of the three additional years of their bachelor’s degree.

“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.”


Students can apply now for consideration applications will be accepted until June 10, 2016. 50 prospective students will be selected and judged on “academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and a personal essay”. Scholarship winners will be announced in August 2016.

You can submit your application here.



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