Rihanna Is Giving College Scholarships, So Work, Work, Work, Work, Work
Rihanna is giving citizens and natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica a chance to win a scholarship.
The Grammy Award-winning singer and native of Barbados announced a Global Scholarship Program offered through the Clara Lionel Foundation established to honor her grandparents. The program would fund tuition for students planning to go to college in the U.S.
The scholarships will range from $5,000 to $50,000 and could be renewed for up to three years or until a bachelor's degree is earned, giving many students the opportunity for a full ride.
"To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor," Rihanna said. "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."
According to the announcement, the scholarships will be based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. The program's goal is to accept as many students as possible.
Applications for the full-tuition grant are open now through June 10, 2016. Visit the foundation's website for more information on the program and eligibility. To apply for the scholarship, register here.
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