Rihanna does good for students

Rihanna has launched a new scholarship program in partnership with her organization, the “Clara Lionel Foundation.”

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FEBRUARY 13: Singer Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

The eight time Grammy award winner took to Instagram today to announce the program- a scholarship program that will award international and U.S. students attending college in the U.S.

The singer spoke to USA Today College about what an honour it is to do some real good.

“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honour,” 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.”

The scholarship is need-based, with scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 and may be renewed for up to three more years or until they earn their bachelor’s degree, depending on what happens first.

The only requirements for eligibility are that applicants have been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the 2016-17 year and that they are residents of either Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the U.S.

Good on you Ri Ri!

 

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