rihanna global scholarship program

Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation Launches Global Scholarship Program

The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) from Rihanna has launched a global scholarship program designed to help students achieve their fullest potential and obtain their college degree. With applications now open, the program will award full scholarships to youth in Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica and the United States, providing them with the opportunity to receive an education anywhere in the United States.

Scholarships granted will range from $5,000 to $50,000 USD and may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever occurs first. As the foundation’s most recent initiative, the goal of the program is to provide an education that will set the platform for CLF Scholars to achieve their full potential as global citizens. 

“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” said Rihanna. “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 must be first time college students that 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. Fifty finalists will be selected through a comprehensive screening process whereby a committee will review and select winners based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and a personal essay.

Applicants may apply now through June 10. Winners will be announced by August 2016.

Photo courtesy of Rihanna Facebook Page.

For more information, visit claralionelfoundation.org.