Rihanna Scholarships To Benefit Jamaicans and Cubans

Rihanna is making her generosity felt all across the Caribbean through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

The pop superstar launched the charitable organization back in 2012 as a tribute to her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. Clara died that same year from cancer.

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The global scholarship program will benefit students from Barbados, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Brazil and Guyana, who receives acceptance “into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the 2016-2017 year,” USA Today reported.

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

This is how you can apply for the scholarship.

The actual figures on the scholarship will vary from $5,000 to $50,000. The actual amount each applicant will receive depending on some criteria put forth by the committee. A total of 50 finalist will be selected and the winners will be revealed in August.

The scholarship can also be renewed for up to three more additional years.

“Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first,” reads a note on the foundations’s website. “Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) each semester.”

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation also donate money to hospitals in Barbados to help them buy critical equipments to help treat cancer. Watch the video below to hear her share her vision for the foundation.

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