Rihanna may be a super star but she didn’t forget her roots. Just today the “Needed Me” singer announced that her organization, Clara Lionel Foundation, will drop their Global Scholarship Program which will be available to international students seeking an education in the U.S.
Rihanna stated “I don’t think it’s fair that children carry the burden of financial limitations at such a young age…To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor.” She continued, “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.”
More specifically the scholarship will offer funds to students in Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica that have been accepted to a four year college or university in the United States and are eligible for an U.S based education.
The application process has officially begun today and will continue until June 10th, click here to apply. Winners will be announced in August and will be closed based off “academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and a personal essay.”