Since 2012, Rihanna has been giving back in a big way through her international charitable fund for health, education, and the arts — the Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents. Her latest initiative is to help send kids to college.
The Barbados native is granting tuition scholarships to international students to attend a university in the U.S. The Pop Star stated “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.”
Applicants from Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica can apply, and they will be selected according on merit (academic performance, work experience, and community service), a personal essay, and “unusual personal or family circumstances.” Financial need is not considered.
More information and application is available HERE