Rihanna Launches a Scholarship Program

SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Rihanna arrives at Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation Host 2nd Annual Diamond Ball at The Barker Hanger on December 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

(Time) Get ready to work, work, work, work, work.

Bad Gal Ri Ri is doing some serious good with her latest project — a scholarship program that will award international and U.S. students attending college in the U.S. The eight-time Grammy winner announced on Monday that she would be starting a global scholarship program through her organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation.

The singer told USA Today College why supporting education is important to her, noting, “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.”

The scholarship is need-based, with scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 and may be renewed for up to three more years or until they earn their bachelor’s degree, depending on what happens first.

The only requirements for eligibility are that applicants have been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the 2016-17 year and that they are residents of either Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the U.S.

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