Singer Rihanna announced that she was starting an scholarship program for underprivileged kids from different countries who can’t afford to get an education. The program is called Clara Lionel Foundation-which is named after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite and the foundation was started in 2012.
The purpose of the program is reward the students who want to pursue college in the United States. The scholarships ranges from $5,000 to $50,000, based on the criteria from a committee and they screen all applicants and come up with a list of 50 finalists. The winners will be announced in August.
According to USA Today, eligibility will be available for residents of her hometown of Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the U.S., and have already been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the 2016-2017 year.
Here is what she said about the scholarship program:
“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor, 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.”
Currently, she is on her ANTI tour and if you want more information about the program, check out the foundation’s website and you also could apply for the program in June.
We acknowledge Rihanna for giving others an education!