Rihanna Launches College Scholarship Program to Benefit Students in the Caribbean and the U.S


Rihanna has announced a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which will award scholarships full college scholarships to students in Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, and the United States.

The scholarships will be awarded up 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, 2016. A committee will screen 50 finalists based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and a personal essay, and the scholarship winners will be announced by August, 2016.

“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".

The Clara Lionel Foundation is a nonprofit launched in 2012 by Rihanna that "works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.

All details and eligibility criteria can be found at www.claralionelfoundation.org.