Rihanna announced her latest charitable venture last week: She’ll be helping students to attend college, starting with the 2016 school year.
According to WWD, Rihanna’s scholarships will be available through her charitable foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, named for her grandparents. Grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000, and students must have already been accepted to a four year accredited American college or university.
The foundation website provides the following information on the scholarships and who is eligible:
The Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program awards full scholarships to highly motivated youth in Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica and the United States. Designed to assist students who are aspiring to reach their fullest potential, the program will provide recipients with the opportunity to receive an education anywhere in the United States. The goal is to create a cyclical effect with CLF Scholars eventually being able to help others become thriving professionals, educators, and philanthropists.
RiRi announced the news via the following Instagram post last week:
What do you think?
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