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Rihanna launches scholarship program for college students

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If Rihanna’s Anti taught us anything, it’s that the Barbadian singer believes in work. And now she’s further proving it by launching a need-based scholarship program for college students through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

The new program will award scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to qualified international and U.S. students that have been admitted to a four-year U.S. college. To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of the U.S., Barbados, Cuba, Brazil, Jamaica, Guyana, or Haiti. The application process is open until June 10, when a committee will then select the recipients from a pool of 50 finalists.

“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” Rihanna told USA Today. “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.”

Read more about the program at the foundation’s website.