Rihanna Just Announced a New Scholarship Fund to Help Students Pay for College
Rihanna is a lot of things (entertainer, musician, self-made millionaire, and Leo’s rumored girlfriend, to name a few), but we never really picked @badgalriri as a serious philanthropist or a higher-education advocate before today, when she surprised us all by unveiling a brand-new scholarship program.
The “Work” singer just announced a program that will fund students who need help paying for college, and will be run in tandem with the Clara Lionel Foundation. “I’m very honored to announce the launch of the @ClaraLionelFDN’s Global Scholarship Program today!” RiRi posted to Instagram this morning, announcing the initiative.
Anyone living in Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, or the US who also plans to a pursue a four-year college degree in the US, starting in the 2016–2017 school year will be eligible for RiRi’s financial aid. Assistance can range from $5,000 to $50,000.
“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” the singer said in a statement released 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.”
So if you, or someone you know, would like to attend college courtesy of Rihanna, apply within.