Rihanna Launches Scholarship Program for International Students

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Rihanna plans to award international students putting in hard work to get to college!

The singer announced the official launch of her global scholarship program through her organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation, this week.

Focusing on students specifically from Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica, and her home country Barbados, the scholarship will got a recipient that has been accepted into an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2016-2017 academic year. Once selected, the recipient may be eligible for $5,000 to $50,000!

Renewal of the award is contingent upon the student’s academic performance, with he or she having to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The award can be renewed every three years or until a bachelor’s degree is received, whichever comes first.

“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” Rihanna said in a statement to USA Today. “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.”

This is a huge deal with college being so crazy expensive these days! The scholarship will truly be a blessing to one student’s life! Kudos to Rihanna and her team for working towards this effort!

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