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by Crystal Zahler

Rihanna is giving out money to get a higher education!

Through her Clara Lionel Foundation, scholarships will be given to international and U.S. students attending school in the U.S.

Applicants must be residents of Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti or the United States and have already been accepted into a Bachelor’s Degree program at an accredited 4 year college or university in order to be eligible.

According to USA Today College, the scholarships given out will range from $5000 to $50000 and can be renewed for up to 3 years or until a Bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever comes up first.

Rihanna made a statement regarding her feelings about the scholarships. “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.”

Scholarships given out will be based on need and applications for the full-tuition grant are open now until June 10th 2016. The search will be narrowed down to 50 applicants and the winners will be chosen based on academic performance, leadership abilities, participation in school, work experience, community activities and a personal essay. Winners will be announced in August of 2016.

For further details check out the website here.

 

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