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Rihanna starts a college scholarship program

Rihanna is encouraging girls to work, work, work, work, work for a higher education.

The Grammy-award winning singer has started a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The scholarship awards money to both international and U.S. students.

Requirements for eligibility include:

  • Applicants must be residents from Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica or the U.S.
  • Must be accepted in a four-year accredited bachelor’s program at a U.S college or university (you will need a copy of your acceptance letter)
  • Must be a college freshman (12 credits or less, unless those credits were gained in high school)

The scholarships range between $5,000 and $50,000. Recipients who are hosen have the opportunity to renew their award for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned as long as a minimum 2.5 GPA is maintained each semester.

RiRi, also known as Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty started CLF to honor her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite with hopes of improving health, education, arts and culture for individuals around the world through global programs

To apply for the scholarship and learn more about the criteria, go to

The deadline to apply is June 10, 2016.