Rihanna Launches Scholarship Fund for International Students

Rihanna announced she is starting a scholarship fund to help international students from certain countries pursue their education in the United States.

Rihanna, who is native of Barbados, announced via Instagram a new scholarship fund that will help students from certain countries earn their degrees in the United States.

This scholarship is set up through the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program. Clara Lionel Foundation is a non-profit set up by Rihanna. According to the program, eligibility is determined by the following:

    • If the student is a citizen or native of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica.
      • *Applicants must have been born in one of these countries.  If selected as a finalist, you will need to provide a copy of your birth certificate.
    • The student must be eligible to study in the United States and been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university located in the United States.
      • *As part of your application, you will need to upload a copy of your acceptance letter.
    •  The student must be a first time college student (with fewer than 12 college credits unless those credits were earned in high school) planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.

Each student selected can receive anywhere from $5,000-$50,000 each year and can be renewable until the student earns a bachelor’s degree. It’s required to keep at least a 2.5 GPA to keep the scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship and how to apply, click here!

The deadline to apply is JUNE 10! 

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